A three-unit classroom block for the Wurompo L/A Primary School in the Wenchi Municipality in the Bono Region awarded on contract between the year 2000 and 2004 has been abandoned, forcing pupils and teachers to undertake lessons under trees.
The Unit Committee Chairman for Wurompo/Akete Electoral Area, Mr. Isaac Manu, said “the issue of abandoned projects has become a concern on [a] daily basis, yet we are not seeing any positive results,” adding, “At the moment, the pupils are sitting under trees for classes.”
“Others also sit in a shed, but during the rainy season, we do allow them to run into church buildings to have classes,” he said.
In a related development, Mr. Kwaw Joseph, Unit Committee Secretary for Wurompo/Akete Electoral Area, has appealed to the Wenchi Municipal Assembly, the Member of Parliament, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other philanthropists to come to their aid and assist them with some basic social amenities such as electricity, and toilet facility among other things. Attempts to find the contractor proved futile, as the school authorities, Unit Committee Chairman had no idea about who the contractor was.
According to them, it was during ex-President Kufuor’s regime that the contract was awarded, and they hardly recollect anything after fifteen years.