Minority Leader Builds School For Bronkron Community
From Issah Alhassan, Kumasi
The Minority Leader in Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for the Suame Constituency, Osei Kyei- Mensah-Bonsu, has commissioned a six-unit classroom block for the people of Bronkron in the Afigya Kwabre District of the Ashanti Region, where he hails from.
The project, which was funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), was initiated by the Minority Leader, following an appeal from the community.
The supply of desk and other logistics for the new school were, however, personally funded by the MP.
Due to lack of a school in the community, children were forced to walk some distance from the Bronkron community to Afrancho and its surrounding towns to access basic education.
The construction of the school has, therefore, come as a relief to parents and guardians in the community, as pupils would no longer need to travel long distances every morning.
Kyei Mensah Bonsu said at the official commissioning of the project that education was the best legacy a nation could bequeath to its citizens, stressing that every effort must be made to provide every Ghanaian child easy access to education.
He said he felt it necessary to initiate the project in the community, though it was not part of the Suame constituency, after realising the problems the children and parents were going through.
The Minority Leader, therefore, expressed optimism that the school would offer a good opportunity for children in the Bronkron community to conveniently access basic education.
He, therefore, called on the children to take their education serious, in order to enhance their future livelihood.
Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu also further pledged the construction of an additional six-unit classroom block to be used as a Junior High School (JHS), and promised that the project would commence this year.
The Chief of Bronkron, Nana Darko Prah, expressed his profound gratitude to the Minority Leader for the swift manner with which he responded to the appeal.
On his part, the MP for Afigya Kwabre South, William Aidoo, also pledged to ensure the provision of electricity and computers for the school, to enhance teaching and learning.
Pix: MP Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu helping the Chief of Bronkron to cut the tape to commission the school
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