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DCE Cuts Sod For Construction Of 6 Unit Classroom Block For Two Communities.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Atwima Kwanwoma, Nana Okyere Tawiah- Antwi has cut the sod for the construction of two 3-unit classroom blocks at Adum Afrancho/ Akutuase/ Odumase and Aboabo Kesse respectively, all within the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.

The new classroom blocks, to be completed within three months, will have various ancillary facilities including  staff common rooms, offices and stores to facilitate teaching and learning.

The two projects will be funded through the District Development Fund (DDF) at a cost of GHS40, 000.00

Nana Okyere Tawiah Antwi said education was the priority of the Assembly, adding that the new classroom blocks formed part of the projects earmarked for this year to improve educational infrastructure to ensure quality education in the District.

He, therefore, urged the contractors, Green Power Enterprise and Jubilee Contractors Limited to deliver the project on schedule for the benefit of pupils of the beneficiary schools adding that since his assumption of office, other school projects had been completed including a three unit classroom block at Foase D/A Junior High School, a dormitory block for Afia Kobi Senior High School which is almost in completion and an ultra-modern 12 seater toilet facility each for male and female students of Atwima Kwanwoma Senior High School.

He said other ongoing school projects in the district would be completed before the end of the year and urged pupils to make good use of the facilities.

Atwima Kwanwoma DCE said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo prioritised education and had initiated several policies not to only improve teaching and learning but also to make education more attractive and affordable to all.

He mentioned the implementation of the Free Senior High School Programme saying there was no excuse for any child not to be in school.

He therefore urged the beneficiary communities to collaborate with the contractors to meet the three months duration to minimize overcrowding in the next academic calendar.

Nana Okyere Tawiah Antwi also advised his people to pay taxes and levy to the District Assembly to enhance revenue to do more projects within the district.

He also cautioned the youth to avoid intake of hard drugs such as Tramadol, Indian hemp and others that would adversely affect their health but rather engage themselves on historic government flagship programs namely; Planting For Food and Jobs, youth employment programme on afforestation, Cocobod pollination program, NABCO and other social interventions that would shape their lifestyle and future prospects.

He also seized the opportunity of the occasion to plead with parents and guardians to take advantage of the free education at the primary to secondary level to send their children and wards to school.

The chief of Adum- Afrancho, Nana Osei Yaw II, thanked the DCE for gesture and promised to assist the contractor to expedite the project.

He called on the community not to do anything that would derail the project.

Present at the sod cutting ceremonies were chiefs and opinion leaders, the District Education Director and staff, Presiding Member, Assembly members, the DCE and Heads of Department of the Assembly. 

In another development, a sod was also cut by the DCE for the expansion of the Trede Health Centre.

 

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