The Takoradi Technical Institute owes the Electricity Company of Ghana over 200 thousand cedis in unpaid electricity bills.
This was made known by the headmaster of the Institute , Jonathan Tawiah during the commissioning of a 3.2 million dollar Welding Training Centre funded by the World Bank and support from the Ministry of Energy as one of the 5 institutions selected to benefit from Oil and Gas Centres.
He revealed that the school has no girls dormitory and is at the mercy of thieves due to the positioning of a major drain through the school among other challenges. The T.T.I principal appealed for financial assistance to take care of huge utility bills. He also appealed for special provision for technical institutions.
The TTI principal said the institute has been a beneficiary of ultra modern facilities since 2004 till date. He said the Institute can boast of 2 state of the art workshops and laboratories under the oil and Gas Capacity Building Programme.
The Takoradi Technical Institute Yinson Welding Training Centre was built by Yinson Production, the operator of the Offshore Cape Three Points Floating Production Supply and Offloaded (FPSO) unit who is very keen on supporting education in Ghana . The workshop is to house the welding equipments which was supplied by the World Bank.
The deputy minister of Energy and Member of Parliament for Effia , who was also at the event HonJoseph Cudjoe advised the principal of the school not be dismayed by the mounting electricity bills but to use the newly constructed Yinson Welding training Centre stocked with ultra modern equipments provided by the World Bank to raise enough funds to meet the mounting debts of the institute.