141-year-old AMECO Admin Block now Deathtrap.
The administration block of the E.P. College of Education, Amedzofe, (AMECO) which was built in 1880, long before the establishment of the college in 1946, is now a deathtrap.
The windows of the 141-year-old building are falling apart while the wooden floors are caving in gradually based on the weight of growing staff strength, heavy furniture and other pieces of office equipment.
“The structure is growing weaker every day and we can only thank God for our safety; it is our prayer that help comes from the government soon before the structure starts giving way,” Dr Dickson Tsey, the Principal said at the 14th Congregation of the college last Saturday.
Throwing more light on the infrastructural challenges at the campus, Dr Tsey said that AMECO was a college with very limited and unattractive staff accommodation.
“Many of our staff members travel from Ho, Kpando, Vane and surrounding areas to work every day because of the lack of accommodation on campus and also in the Amedzofe town,” he said.
To address this problem, Dr Tsey said that the institution was collaborating with the AMECO alumni, students and staff to embark on a self-help project to put up a four-unit two-bedroom flat to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the college.
He appealed to corporate bodies and public-spirited individuals to support the project in various ways to ensure its speedy completion.
Dr Tsey said that an amount of GHS 600, 000 was needed to fix the main road to the college and the road network on campus.
“This is beyond the reach of the college and we humbly call on the Ho West District Assembly and the government to come to our aid,” he added.
Madam Elizabeth Ohene, Senior Advisor at the Office of the President who was the Guest Speaker donated four computers and four printers to the college.
FROM ALBERTO MARIO NORETTI, AMEDZOFE