Bolga Assembly improves education facilities

mce bolgaFive communities in the Bolgatanga municipality of the Upper East Region are being provided with school blocks at a total cost of GH¢770,601.

The move forms part of efforts by the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly to improve basic education in the municipality.

Edward Ayiriba Ayagle, Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times in a telephone interview from Bolgatanga, said the assembly aimed at building a sound human resource base for the municipality through education to enhance socio-economic development.

Mr. Ayagle said the projects which were at various stages of completion were being funded under the District Development Fund (DDF), the Urban Development Grant (UDG) and Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund)

Among the projects, he said a three-unit Junior High School (JHS) block, a four-seater KVIP toilet and two-unit urinal were being constructed for the Yorogo-Asorogobisi community at a cost of GH¢130,378.05, while the Yipala and Yikene communities were each benefitting from an early childhood development centre with ancillary facilities and playing equipment at a total cost of about GHc211,733.

He said the two projects were at the roofing level and were expected to be completed soon.

Mr. Ayagle said work was ongoing on a six-unit primary school block with an office, store, staff common room and a four-seater KVIP toilet facility for the Yokuko community at a cost of GH¢295,532.

Similarly, he said work had commenced on a three-unit primary school block, four-seater toilet and two-unit urinal at Soe-Kugadone at a cost of GH¢133,256.94.

Mr. Ayagle said the Yorogo-Asorogobisi JHS as well as the Yipala and Yikene Early Childhood Development Centres would be furnished with dual desks at a total cost of GH¢32,345.

He said last year, a three-unit primary school block with an office, a store, a staff common room, a four-seater toilet and two-unit urinal each were constructed for the Tindongmolgo and Sokabisi communities at a total cost of GH¢231,408 while a three-unit pavilion was built at Azumsi for use as a childhood education centre.

The three projects were funded under the GETFund and the Assembly’s share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF).

“We want to lay a solid foundation for development through education. That is why the assembly is injecting more resources in basic education to give children a good beginning.

“Education holds the key to socio-economic development and will remain the topmost priority of the assembly,” the MCE added.

By Matthew Ayoo

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