Seven communities at Adaklu to benefit from project

SOD PixA PROJECT to construct school blocks with KVIPs, in seven communities in the Adaklu District in the Volta Region by June this year, has taken off.

The GH¢1.5 million project is being partly funded by Pencils of Promise, an international Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), with the assembly contributing 20 per cent of the sum, while the communities provide labour.

The Volta Regional Minister, Madam Helen Ntoso, who performed the sod cutting ceremony at Adaklu-Avedzi a fortnight ago, said that the project was yet another fruitful outcome from government-NGO collaboration.

She commended the people of Adaklu for their self-help spirit and urged other communities to emulate them.

The other beneficiary communities are Hlihave, Kpeleho, Sofa, Kpatove, Vodze and Torda.

Mr F.K. Gobah, representative of Pencils of Promise, said that Avedzi, Sofa, Torda and Vodze would have three-unit blocks with KVIPs, while a five-unit block each would be constructed at Kpatove and Kpeleho, adding that the largest block of six units with four KVIPs would go to Hlihave.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Mr Kwami Agbodza said that the generous support from the NGO had come at the appropriate time when efforts were being made by the assembly to reverse the falling academic performance of basic schools in Adaklu communities.

The District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Emmanuel Sky Ganaku, revealed that 60 per cent of the 526 candidates who sat for the BECE last year failed.

He said “We need to redouble our efforts to improve on the performance of our children,” he said.­­

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Adaklu-Avedzi

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