Two Communities in the Kwahu West Municipality to benefit from GETFUND
The Kwahu West Municipal Assembly, on Tuesday, January 17, 2020 cut the sod to commence the construction of two six-unit classroom blocks with ancillary facilities for the people of Aprahwiem and Kwahu Oda, to boost education in the Municipality.
Addressing the members of the beneficiary communities at separate ceremonies, the Municipal Chief Executive(MCE), Hon. Yaw Owusu- Addo, said the gesture formed part of the government’s vision to provide access to quality education to the people in the municipality and the country at large.
According to him, it was the topmost priority of the Assembly to create a conducive environment for effective teaching and learning. He further assured all present that the Assembly would not renege on its quest to build more educational infrastructure in communities across the municipality to ensure access to quality education for all.
Hon. Yaw Owusu-Addo further disclosed that the Assembly selected the Aprahwiem M/A and Kwahu Oda M/A Basic schools for the project because the schools currently hold classes in dilapidated structures that had not seen any major renovations for many years.
He used the opportunity to advise parents to allow their wards in the JHS 3 to take advantage of the free weekend classes initiated by the Assembly to help improve their performances of students as they prepare to write the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE).
Ending his remarks, the Hon. MCE expressed optimism that the facilities when completed would improve the standards and quality of education in the municipality and urged the community members to monitor the project to ensure its early completion.
The two projects which are being funded by GETFund and are expected to be completed in six months would consist of a head teacher’s office, storerooms, toilet facilities, and a teacher’s common room
On behalf of the people of Aprahwiem, the Odikro, Nana Adu Acheampong, expressed their profound gratitude to the Assembly and Government for extending development projects to the area. He pleaded with the Assembly to provide a toilet facility for the community to help deal with the issue of open defecation.
Present at the sod-cutting ceremonies were the Municipal Coordinating Director for Kwahu West Municipal Assembly, the Assemblymember for the Banka Kofi Dede Electoral Area, Representative of the Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw Constituency, some staff of the Municipal Education Directorate, some staff of the Kwahu West Municipal Assembly, Executives of the National Patriotic Party in the Nkawkaw Constituency, the Media, as well as the Chiefs and people of beneficiary communities.