Tanyigbe-Atidze needs new sch. building

THE Tanyigbe-Atidze MA Basic School buildings in the Ho municipality, which were extensively damaged by a rainstorm almost a fortnight ago, have become death traps which need replacement instead of renovation, Mr. Koto Amorin, assemblyman for the area has suggested.

He said the classroom blocks were built in the early 1960s and had since been left to decay.

Conducting The Ghanaian Times round the buildings earlier this week, Mr Amorin said that the lack of maintenance of the structure for almost five decades had left it in a precarious state, which now raises serious safety concern.

The Tanyigbe-Atidze Basic School has a total of 160 primary and JHS pupils and 20 staff members.

The school is unable to reopen due to the extensive damage caused to the buildings by the rain on May 3.

The storm ripped off the roof of the nursery, store and offices and caused severe damage to the adjacent four-unit JHS block.

The headmaster, Mr Joseph Owusu, said that “there is nowhere for the children to have their lessons”.

He appealed to the Ho Municipal Assembly to intervene, for the school to resume classes.

Meanwhile, books and other school documents have also been destroyed by the rain.

From Alberto Mario Noretti, Tanyigbe-Atidze

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