Bobikuma ICT Centre Goes Waste

ICT 2More than a year since the Second Lady, Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, and the former Central Regional Minister, Mr Samuel Sarpong, inaugurated the Lower Bobikuma ICT Center, the facility is lying idle.

This is because assignments given to the Agona West Municipal Assembly and the Municipal Education Office on the ICT Centre are yet to be carried out.

The doors of the facility, meant to benefit a cluster of schools at Lower Bobikuma and Upper Bobikuma, still remained closed as of November 8.

The Agona West Municipal Assembly used its share of the District Assembly Development Fund to finance the facility, while the Second Lady provided books for the library attached to the ICT Centre, and provided computers and accessories with support from the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), but the facility remains unutilized.

Mrs. Sarah Oppong, government appointed assembly member for Lower Bobikuma, made this known at the third ordinary meeting of the Assembly at Agona Swedru.

According to Mrs Oppong, the delay in the usage of the centre was partly because the Assembly had failed to provide chairs for the computer desks and shelves to store the books.

In addition, she said the Assembly and the Ghana Education Service have not posted ICT teachers to the centre.

Furthermore, she said the Assembly had also failed to install burglar proof to prevent stealing of the computers, compelling the chief and elders of the town to engage a watchman to provide security for the centre.

According to her, the community had connected electricity to the place after the Assembly had failed to do so.

Mrs. Oppong appealed to the Second Lady and the Central Regional Minister to ensure that the ICT Centre became operational for the benefit of the children.

Reacting, the Municipal Coordinating Director, Mr. Peter Boasiako, gave the assurance that the Assembly would be supported by the Coordinating Council to secure resources to put the facility into effective operation.


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