President Akufo-Addo, has cut the sod for the construction of a Creative Arts Senior High School, to be located in Kwadaso, in the Ashanti Region.
Cutting the sod on Sunday, December 1, President Akufo-Addo stated that “we reaffirm our commitment to the growth of the creative arts industry by cutting the sod for the construction of the very first Senior High School in Ghana dedicated solely to the industry.”
He added that “there could be no more fitting place for the siting of the first of many of such edifices than the ancient, vibrant city of Kumasi, famed for its rich pedigree of culture, music, dance, folklore and drama.”
Present at the event was Tourism Minster Barbara Oteng Gyasi and Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
He urged leaders in the industry to make themselves available to provide guidance and inspiration to the new school, “as it takes its initial steps in order to ensure that a legacy of excellence is passed on to the younger generation within a clear and solid framework”.
It will be recalled, for the creative arts sector, the New Patriotic Party pledged to promote, at the regional and district levels, literature, music, dance and drama competitions, particularly in schools and colleges.