Kwapia, a farming community within the Adansi-North District of the Ashanti Region is expected to get a private university college soon.
The school which is to be built by a Catholic Non-Governmental Organization by name International Mission for Children,(IMC) would be situated on a 25 acre land provided by the Chief and elders of Kwapia.
The project is to be commenced immediately the group secures the necessary documentation from the Lands Commission.
At a colorful ground breaking ceremony last weekend at Kwapra, the Chiefs and people of the town joined members of the Cincinnati based Catholic Mission to express happiness at the project.
Welcoming the IMC team and members of the Obuasi Diocese of the Catholic Church, Nana Gyamera Yikwan II, Chief of Kwapia thanked the group profusely for the decision to build from kindergarten to the University level a modern school for the community.
He promised to ensure all the needed support is given to the team as they commence actual work on the land allocated for the project.
Nana Yikwan disclosed the project would benefit the entire Adansi District and but noted other adjoining towns such as Patakoro, Wiawso and Akorokerri would be immediate beneficiaries since a quota has been promised them by the Team.
He expressed his desire to pay whatever compensation occupants of those lands would demand since he was determined to use education to develop the Kwapia community.
The Kwapia town, the Chief insisted deserved such a project since the area lacked basic educational and health infrastructure.
Rev Father John Amankwah, a native of the land and President of the IMC in Cincinnati, Ohio-United States of America,(USA) addressing the chiefs and people of Kwapia noted the group’s desire to affect the lives of people in the world through education.
He stressed the commitment of the team to help deprived communities such as Kwapia, Patakoro, Wiawso and Akrokerri, which are towns within the Adansi-North enclave to get off their feet through education.
The Catholic Missions leader thanked the chiefs and people of Kwapia for releasing a whopping 25acres of treasured lands at no cost to them for the construction of the proposed school and university.
He implored members of the Kwapia community as well as the adjoining towns to support the team as it plans for construction in a few weeks time.
Later at the ceremony, three Americans, a male, Mr W. David(Vice-President of IMC) and two females Melinda and Lilia who accompanied the IMC leader, Rev Father Amankwah were enstooled as Kwapia development chief and queen mothers.
The trio, with stool names such as Kwasi Kyei, Nana Yaa Akwaboah and Nana Abena Akwaboah thrilled the chiefs and people with some audacious dancing skills.