The Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkoranza North Constituency, Major Derek Yaw Oduro (retd), has funded the construction of a two-classroom building with a store and office valued at about Gh¢15,000 for the local kindergarten at Madina, a farming community on the Nkoranza–Asekye– Krukese-Busunya Highway.
Inaugurating the project, Major Oduro also presented school uniforms worth about Gh¢1,500 to the 60 pupils of the school to lessen the financial burden of parents.
He urged the parents to make good use of the facility by enrolling all their school–age children in the school to ensure that they become useful and responsible future leaders.
He stressed the need for the parents to ensure that the school’s environment is neat by clearing the weeds at the place to prevent snakes from entering the classrooms.
Major Oduro assured the people that the children wouldbe fed from the resources provided by the Government under the School Feeding Programme to enhance their growth.
Major Oduro, therefore, called on the Unit Committee of the area to organise the people to support the kitchen project he had started so that it would be completed before the commencement of next academic year when the feeding programme would also begin.
The MP later presented a uniform and piece of cloth to the only teacher of the school, Madam Mary Serwaa, to motivate her in accepting to be the posted to the deprived community.
He also presented cloths to the Frafra Chief of the area, Abdulai Frafra, as well as the Dagarti Chief, Dorzie Naaba, and the Unit Committee Chairman, Mr Valinu Fiele, for their exemplary leadership roles and responsibilities.
Mr Seth Badu, Nkoranza North District Deputy Director of Education in charge of Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD), praised Major Oduro for his kind gesture and promotion of education in the district.
He recalled an event when the MP donated 22 computers to the junior high schools in the district and said if other stakeholders would emulate his shinning example, there would be accelerated development in the newly created Nkoranza North District.
Mr Badu called on parents to offer the necessary support to the teachers in the school communities and encourage them in their work since the provision of quality education depended on the collaborative efforts of parents and teachers.
Mr Kwabena Kyeremeh, the Busunya Circuit Supervisor who is also in charge of the Madina school, cited the lack of furniture and a playing field as some problems that faced the school.
He, therefore, pleaded with the Member of Parliament to assist the community in addressing those problems to promote education in the area.
The Unit Committee Chairman, Mr Valinu Fiele, also commended Major Oduro for supporting a number of development projects in Madina.
He also said the community lacked potable water and, therefore, appealed to the MP to provide the people with a borehole to protect them against contracting water-borne diseases. END.