The Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) Customs Academy at Kpetoe in the Volta region is set for a major infrastructure facelift, as work begins on new hostel facilities for trainees of the academy.

The academy, which is the only Customs training institution in country, has been housing its trainees in a material warehouse for the past forty years.

Breaking grounds for the project, the Acting Commissioner of the Customs Division, Mr Wallace Kofi Akondor, expressed delight at the start of the project, which he said have been on the drawing board for years.

He recalled various efforts to get private entities and international donors to fund the project in the past which never materialised.

“For my whole 34 years life span in Customs, I had known about this academy and nothing had happened to this academy for those 34 years… I thank God, that today whiles I’m in the seat as the commissioner of customs, this project is being inaugurated.”

The GHC10 million project, consisting of 82 and 102 bed capacity hostels for females and males respectively, is being executed by Maripoma Enterprise Limited with funding from the Government of Ghana.

It is expected to be completed in 15 months.

Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5 FM

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