Suame MP, KMA boss commission GETfund projects
Stories by Sebastian R. Freiku
The Chief Executive Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), Mr. Samuel Sarpong, and the Member of Parliament for Suame, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, last week Tuesday jointly commissioned a 6-unit classroom block each for the Salvation Army and Methodist Primary B at Suame.
The projects where initiated by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suame, who is the Minority Leader in Parliament, and funded under the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund) through the KMA.
The MP also presented 10 RLG laptops each to the Salvation Army and Suame Methodist School, and urged the pupils to take their ICT studies very seriously, since the world had now changed to digital.
The KMA boss, while reiterating the assembly’s effort in pursuing her agenda of providing basic social infrastructure to improve the lives of her citizens, said the government, through the KMA, was embarking on a massive school infrastructure development and public sanitation improvement programme in the metropolis.
He intimated that many schools were being provided with the basic infrastructure required for effective teaching and learning, while the communities were also given sanitation facilities to improve environmental health.
The Headmistress of the Suame Methodist School, Madam Elizabeth Oppong, recounted the challenges the school was facing, and emphasised on encroachment, poor sanitation, intrusion of wee smokers, and stray animals.
She disclosed that recently, some cattle ran into pupils in the school compound, injuring eight children and one teacher.
The Headmistress appealed to the KMA and other stakeholders to come to their aid by providing fencing for the school.
The Headteacher of the Salvation Primary School commended Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu for responding positively to their request for extra classroom space when he visited the school in July last year, as a result of which situation the school was compelled to run the shift system.
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