The Nadowli-Kaleo District Assembly is undertaking the construction of classroom blocks to promote effective and efficient teaching and learning in the various schools.
According to the District Chief Executive for the area, Ms Catherine Lankono, the district had dedicated part of its District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) to the construction of the school buildings for some communities.
Ms Lankono was addressing journalists at the region’s meet-the-press series at Nadowli on Tuesday.
She listed the construction of a six-unit classroom and kindergarten (KG) blocks with ancillary facilities for Kaluri, Konne and Chaangu communities respectively from the DACF.
“We are also fortunate as a district to benefit from Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) projects where a six-unit classroom block and a dining hall with kitchen are underway for the Queen of Peace Senior High School, a six- unit classroom block for the Takpo Senior High School, a three-unit classroom block at Jang as well as projects like the supply of 200 mono desks to the Sankana Girls Model School, 200 mono desks and 100 dual desks to other primary and junior high schools across the district,” she stated.
The DCE who posited that she was a staunch believer in the prowess of quality education indicated that she was hopeful that when given the necessary amenities, education could contribute immensely to the development of the area as it would help in shaping the human resource base of the district.
She said the government was interested in providing quality education to citizens by providing structures in as many communities to reduce the distance students travel to the nearest school, which in most cases, discouraged them from going to school.
She hinted that the district was also seeking to construct two-unit KG blocks with ancillary facilities for Bayeru community as well as three-unit Junior High School (JHS) blocks with ancillary facilities for Kahaa and Namoa communities and supply 1,500 dual desks to primary and JHS and 100 hexagonal furniture to KG schools across the district.
Touching on security, the DCE stated that the area had known relative peace without much record of crimes like robbery and murder, among others.
“The district has completed its magistrate court, a two-unit police quarters and a Fire Service station with a mechanised borehole both at Nadowli and is working to complete a police post at Takpo to ensure the continuity of operations of the law enforcers,” she expressed.
For her part, the District Director of Health Services, Madam Phoebe Balagumyetime said the authorities were rehabilitating some dilapidated health structures in some of the communities, particularly the Charikpong Health Centre.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih commended the media for acting as constructive partners in development.
FROM LYDIA FORDJOUR AND RAFIA RAZAK-ABDUL