Derek Ohene Bekoe Assifo, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Upper West Akyem, has said there is the need for more resources to be allocated for girl-child education.
He said this could help minimise the prevailing teenage pregnancy rate in the district.
Mr Bekoe Assifo made the call at a parliamentary debate organised by the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) at Adeiso.
He said reliance on the assembly’s effort and bye-laws alone would not yield the expected results, and appealed to parents to complement efforts of the assembly in promoting education.
Mr Bekoe Assifo said if voted to power as Member of Parliament for the area, he would support the assembly to provide infrastructure, human resource and materials needed to enhance education in the area.
He promised to establish Information, Communication and Technology centre at Adeiso, and institute a scholarship scheme for brilliant but needy children, especially the girl-child.
Mr Bekoe Assifo said when he was the District Chief Executive of the area, he ensured the elimination of some basic schools under trees.
Concerning health, the parliamentary candidate pledged work with the authorities to upgrade the Adeiso Health Centre into a hospital.
Reverend Father Samuel Benjamin Anim, the Parish Priest of Anglican Church – Adeiso, urged the people to promote peace and vote for a leader, who can unite them towards development.
Mr Adu Amankwah, the Upper West Akyem District Director for the NCCE, expressed gratitude to the people for participating in the debate, and advised them to distance themselves from any activity that might negatively affect the election.