New Juaben Assembly makes progress in education
By: Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
Regardless of the economic-ills of the region, the New Juaben Municipal Assembly, under the leadership of Alex Asamoah, has made steady progress in the education sector.
The municipality, with Koforidua as its capital, since the assumption of the present government, has constructed 13 various school blocks and dormitories to address the infrastructure deficit starring the Assembly in the face.
The projects, which are funded through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund), and run into thousands of Ghana cedis, include a six-unit classroom block with ancillary facilities, and some of the beneficiaries include the Presby Primary, Koforidua, Presby Primary, Jumapo, Koforidua Technical School, New Juaben Senior High, Presby Primary E. Oguaa, Sempoamiensa Primary, and Rev. Father Limens Primary schools.
The rest are the Oyoko Methodist Senior High, Asokore Primary, Pope John’s Senior High, New Juaben Senior High and Nana Oware Agyapong Local Authority schools.
Speaking to the Eastern File shortly after the close to seven hours inspection tour of some of the projects to have first hand information, Mr. Asamoah expressed satisfaction with the pace of work.
The MCE, who was accompanied by some officials of the Assembly, made his first stopover at Jumapo to inspect the Jumapo Primary School, which is about 87 percent complete.
According to the MCE, the Assembly considered the construction of the six-unit classroom block, which was started somewhere early this year after the old school was consumed by fire.
Considering the plight of the school children, Mr. Asamoah said he appealed to the GETfund for assistance when the management of the school wrote to him about the disaster.
The team then continued to the Koforidua Technical Institute, New Juaben Senior and Commercial School, and New Juaben Senior High to inspect the construction of dormitories and classroom blocks.
The MCE reiterated the Assembly’s readiness to supply mono-desks to all the schools, including other materials to promote effective teaching and learning after the completion of the projects.
He also appealed to traditional leaders and residents in the municipality to join the development train.
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