Gov’t Committed To Building 200 Shss

mahamaThe District Chief Executive for Sissala West, Mr. Moses Dramani Luri at the weekend gave the assurance that the government is committed to establishing 200 Senior High Schools to make education accessible to all.

Cutting the sod for commencement of work on the community day senior high school at Zini in the Sissala West district of Upper West Region, he said, the government recognised the fact that education was key to the eradication of poverty in the country.

That is why, he said, the government promised building 200 community schools in its 2012 manifesto as part of its developmental agenda.

The government in its 2012 manifesto pledged to build 200 community day senior high schools across the country.

The aim of the project is to increase access to secondary education in deprived districts as well as improve quality education in low performing senior high schools.

Mr. Luri said the district had vast land but with limited opportunities, adding that the establishment of the SHS would help create opportunities for the education of the youth.

The DCE commended the Buwa Traditional Council for not only releasing land, but also taking steps to prepare legal documents to prevent future encroachment.

He announced that government would construct ICT centres in Zini and Pulima communities to improve on ICT education in the district while nine more Community based health planning service compounds (CHPS), would be constructed to make health accessible to the people.

Acting President of the Buwa traditional Council, Kuoro Barecheh Nlowie Baninye II thanked the President and the government for heeding to their long time appeal for a SHTS for their children.

Kuoro Baninye who is also the Divisional Chief of Niator noted that the establishment of the Community SHTS in the Traditional area would help unlock the vast uncharted potentials among the youth of the area.

He thanked the government for being a listening government and once again appealed to the Zini Health Post to be upgraded to a polyclinic to adequately serve the health needs of the people. In the Upper West Region, three districts for now are to benefit from the project. They are Lambussie-Karni, Sissala West and Wa West.

The E-block project consists of 24 standard classrooms, three laboratories, two libraries, eight offices for heads of departments, internet facilities among other facilities, and would be completed within 18 Months. The cost of the project is GHC 5,588,805.503.

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