Rabu, 05 September 2012


Members of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, have at an emergency meeting, passed a resolution to rename the new Millennium City School at the Salvation Army Cluster of Schools in Accra and the Accra High Street after the late President John Evans Atta Mills.

Accordingly, the Salvation Army Cluster of School would now be known as President Evans Atta Mills Educational Centre of Excellence whilst the Accra High Street would henceforth be called the Evans Atta Mills High Street.

Speaking at the meeting, the Mayor of Accra, Mr Alfred Vanderpuije, said the resolution was in recognition of the late President’s immeasurable contribution to the improvement of social and economic infrastructural facilities within the Accra metropolis.

He reminded the Assembly members of the late President’s commitment to providing easy access and promotion quality education both at the first and second cycle schools.

“We need to remember his desire to improve upon the quality of teaching and learning for students to enhance their academic and social achievements”, Mr Vanderpuije said.

Additionally, the late President had expectation for high standards and his anticipation for the right thing to be done at all times, which resulted in his immense support for the AMA to abolish and eradicate the shift system.

The Accra Mayor also recalled what he described as President Mills' tireless effort at removing managerial, financial and structural challenges confronting education, the construction of roads and drains, upgrading of communities and the general development of the Accra metropolis”, he added.

Mr Vanderpuije, meanwhile, has urged members of the Assembly to always be guided by the principles of the late President and provide infrastructural development to their various communities.

The Presiding Member of the meeting, Mr Desmond Nii Addo Binney, explained that the renaming of the school and street was in accordance with provisions of the Local Government Act.

Some members of the assembly were optimistic that the renaming of the school and street, would go a long way to keep the memory of the late President alive in the minds of Ghanaians.

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