Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Member of Parliament for Tema East Constituency, cut the ground for the construction of a fifty-seat canteen for the students of the Anglican Manhean St Mary’s A and B Primary School.
The facility, which was requested by the member of the Flour Mill Ghana Company, is to provide a decent and hygienic environment for students to eat during their breaks.
Mr. Shaul Hamtzani, Managing Director of Flour Mill Ghana and some of the company staff as well as school staff joined the MP in preparing the ground for the start of construction of the canteen.
Mr. Hamtzani said the company agreed to build the school canteen as part of its corporate social responsibility to the community.
Mr. Odamtten expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the company and the unwavering support of his constituents in advancing his work as a Member of Parliament and furthering the development of the constituency.
The MP instructed the contractor to do a good job and urged the school authority to supervise the contractor to complete the job on time, while advising the school authority to take good care of the installation when completed. .
Nene Akami Apaflo, a teacher at the school, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, revealed that the school grounds housed five schools without a canteen for students, with students resorting to eating in the classrooms and littering them.
He said the only facility near a canteen was a makeshift structure that serves more than 2,000 students from the five schools and 600 students at Manhean St Mary’s A and B Anglican Primary School.
Nene Apaflo thanked the MP for listening to their plight and coming to their aid, saying that other schools in the compound would have access to the facility and hoped for its speedy completion.