THE Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Asunafo North, Alhaji Ishak Abubakar Bonsu, has inaugurated two school projects at Pomaakrom and Tipokrom, both major cocoa growing areas in the Brong Ahafo Region, at a total cost of GH¢111,000.
The Pomaakrom Presbyterian Primary School benefited from a GH¢72,000 six-unit classroom block, a store and staff common rooms.
It was funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) as part of its Schools Under Trees projects.
The GH¢29,000 Tipokrom Local Authority (L/A) Primary School block comprising three classrooms, an office and toilet facilities, was financed through the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).
With the provision of the modern classroom blocks, schoolchildren at Pomaakrom and its environs would no longer learn in an old dilapidated structure that posed danger to their lives.
The Asunafo North Municipal Assembly has provided the Tipokrom L/A Primary School with dual desks and office furniture. Speaking at separate durbars at Pomaakrom and Tipokrom to inaugurate the two projects, Alhaji Bonsu stated that the government was committed to the human resource development of the country and that was why it had created a congenial environment to enhance teaching and learning.
He said the projects were in fulfilment of a promise made by the government to provide every rural community with a modern school infrastructure.
The MCE gave the assurance that the government would ensure fair distribution of development projects in all parts of the country.
Alhaji Bonsu noted that the provision of quality education was not the sole responsibility of the government, and for that matter, urged parents and teachers to play their roles in that direction.
He said in collaboration with the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Department of Feeder Roads, the government would reshape all feeder roads in the cocoa growing communities in the municipality, adding that the Akrodie-Fawoyeden-Ayomso-Goaso road which was under construction, would be tarred.
The Asunafo North Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Elizabeth De Souza, thanked the government for promoting education in every nook and cranny of the country.
Mrs De Souza called for co-operation among the School Management Committees (SMCs) of the two communities, the teachers and parents to ensure the smooth running of the schools.
She advised them to regularly maintain the buildings to prolong their lifespan.