From Samuel Agbewode, Vakpo
The North Dayi District Assembly has embarked on a number of development projects aimed at addressing problems associated with the free Senior High School system in the area.
The projects being executed by the Assembly are; modern kitchen for the Vakpo Senior High Technical School, Boys’ dormitory (to ease congestion in the existing dormitories) and a modern water system for the school.
Speaking to newsmen during a visit to the school to access progress of work, the District Chief Executive, Mr. Edmund Kudjoh Attah noted that the free SHS has come to stay and the Assembly would also play its role by providing the needed infrastructure and facilities for the schools in the district.
According to Mr. Attah Kudjoh, it is common knowledge that inadequate classrooms and dormitories remained major challenges confronting the free SHS system, due to increase in student population.
He said the institution also needed a modern dining hall, which the Assembly is planning to build because the current dining hall needs replacement.
The North Dayi DCE also announced that the two boreholes on campus would be mechanised and that the contract for the execution had already been awarded.
Touching on water problems facing the Vakpo area, Mr. Attah Kudjoh again revealed that contract had been awarded for the provision of a modern water system that would stand the test of time.
“The duty of the Assembly is to serve the best interest of the people and as an Assembly and the leader, we will not deviate from this mandate and would at all times work closely with the people to ensure that development issues are prioritised”, he said.
The Headmistress of the Vakpo Technical SHS, Madam Viviene Sessi, thanked the North Dayi District Chief Executive and the Assembly for the support, stressing that the projects would definitely address the challenges confronting the administration of the school.
The System Manager of Dual Company Limited, the company carrying out the water project at Vakpo, Mr. Daniel Etsey, assured the people that when completed, it would become one of the finest water systems in the area.
Mr. Etsey continued that, three pump houses are being constructed at separate locations at Vakpo.
Water reservoir would also be built to store 120 cubic liters of water and that, when completed the new water system would serve 15 communities in the Vakpo traditional area.