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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Akim Oda Constituency, William Agyapong Quaittoo, has commissioned a two-unit Kindergarten (KG) block for the Aboabo Salvation Army School at Akim Aboabo.
The project, which cost GH¢300,000 and took the contractor less than four months to complete, is made up of teachers’ offices, toilet rooms, as well as a polytank to provide water, has since been handed over to the school.
The Salvation Army School, located at Akyem Aboabo, and which was established in the 80s and has become a centre for academic excellence, is arguably one of the oldest mission schools in Ghana.
The MP revealed that another KG block would be commissioned for the Oda Salvation Army School at Akim Oda in no time.
The gesture of the MP has received praises from the Birim Central Education Service Directorate and the chief and people of the area.
Speaking to the Eastern File on the sidelines shortly after the ceremony, Mrs. Jocelyn Asante Boamah stressed that the wonderful gesture was necessitated by the biblical imperative; “We who are strong ought to bear with the failing of the weak, and not please ourselves,” Romans 15:1.
According to her, the delivery of quality education is non-negotiable, however, inadequate infrastructure among other things in this part of the country has hampered the expected results.
To this end, she was of the conviction that the block would assist and enhance the infrastructure situation of the school.
On his part, the Headmaster of Aboabo Salvation Army School, Mr. Emmanuel Owusu Acheampong, who received the keys to the building on behalf of the institution, expressed gratitude to William Agyapong Quaittoo
He said the building had come at an opportune time when the school is grappling with problems of inadequate classrooms, and promised to put the block to good use in ensuring quality education to the good people of Akyem Aboabo.
He further appealed to individuals and corporate bodies, especially, natives of Akyem Aboabo, both home and abroad, to emulate the shining example of the MP, in order to make Aboabo Salvation Army a centre of academic excellence.