Golden Mainland Engineering Ghana Limited in conjunction with the government of Ghana has performed a ground-breaking ceremony for work to commence on Ghana’s first creative arts Senior High School (SHS) at Kwadaso in the Kwadaso Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo performed the sod cutting ceremony on the facility which is aimed at helping the youth gain access to specialized education in creative arts and develop their creative skills in performing arts, media arts, visual arts, and literary arts.
“Unleashing the sense of creativity, enterprise and innovation of our youth by granting them access to education and skills training constitutes a powerful tool to the economic development of our country,” he observed.
The facility will feature an administration block, auditorium, staff flat, residential zone, principal’s residence, vice principal’s residence, dining hall with kitchen, boys and girls dormitory, library and creative block.
The project reinforces the government’s deliberate effort to create the platform and avenue for more creative arts talents to be harnessed.
Ms. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, said the youth ought to take interest in the creative arts – taking up professions in this area since it was one of the fastest-growing sectors of the global economy.
Also Present at the ceremony was the Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, and a host of artiste, movie and music producers, as well as key stakeholders in the creative arts industry.