Akulyoo to get a new three-unit classroom block

The people of Akulyoo in the Bongo District of the Upper East are to benefit from a–three unit classroom block to improve access to education.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Bongo District of the Upper East, Peter Ayimbisa Ayamga on Tuesday cut the sod for the construction of  the facility at the cost of GH¢196,000.

The Akulyoo community is one of the communities whose pupils study under trees because of inadequate infrastructure.

The facility which is expected to be completed within six months would have attached to it auxiliary facilities such as a store room, toilet and urinal.

Handing over the site to the Jovima Enterprise Limited, the Contractor, in the presence of the chief and community members, the DCE commended the former National Democratic Congress government for providing the community the three- unit classroom block in 2013.

He told the community members that governance was a continuous process and appealed to them to bury their political differences and support the current government to enable it to execute more of its intended project in the area.

The DCE stated that the government was working hard to ensure that every community got its share of the national cake, and appealed to them to ensure that they send all children of school going age to school.

He indicated plans to hook the community to the national grid through the Rural Electrification Project and also provide them with Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) as well as water facility.

Mr Ayamga entreated the chief and the community members to support the contractor to complete the project on time, and also urged the contractor to engage some of the youth and women in executing the job.

 

The chief of the community, Naba Nyaaba Azangre, lauded the assembly for the facility and appealed to the assembly to help provide teachers quarters for the school.

Probing further to find out whether there were also other schools in the district that were also conducting their teaching and learning under trees, the District Director of Education, Mr Duncan Nsor answered in the affirmative.

He mentioned that 38 schools were without classrooms for the kindergartens, 21 schools with no structures for class five and the JHS pupils, compelling them to also study under trees.

He indicated that as a result of the budget constraint the assembly was providing  the facility in phases.

 

From Samuel Akapule, Akulyoo (UE)

 

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