Armah Buah buys bus to transport pupils in remote areas to school

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembelle, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has launched the first phase of the Ellembelle School Bus Initiative over the weekend.

The historic initiative, the brainchild of the Legislator, who is also the Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, will see school pupils from the remote areas of the District being bussed to and from school, on daily basis.

Most of the pupils, particularly from the northern part of the District – Aiyinase, Kanokware and Nyamebekyere – trek for about three kilometres before they could join their counterparts in school.

Speaking at the launch of the initiative, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah indicated that pupils from hard to reach areas within the constituency had to endure the inconvenience of walking long distances to school. But with the introduction of the school bus initiative, they would be transported to their respective schools each day at no cost to them and their parents.

This would ensure that the pupils arrive on time and prepared to learn. It would also ensure effective teaching and learning.

The two 12 seater mini bus

He was confident that the initiative would significantly promote pupils punctuality, enhance their overall academic performance and create a more comfortable learning environment for them.

Legislator Armah Buah who launched the initiative, expressed the hope that it would be replicated in other rural areas, to reduce the burden of pupils having to trek for longer hours to access education.

The Ellembelle School Bus initiative is in partnership with the Ellembelle District office of the Ghana Education Service (GES).

For now, MP Armah Buah has purchased two brand new 12 seater luxurious mini buses at a cost of GH¢500,000 to kick-start the initiative.

The mini bus would begin to transport pupils from Kanokware and other remote areas to Nyamebekyere, to and from, on daily basis.

Fuel, maintenance of the car as well as wages for the driver would be catered for by the Legislator.

He said as a legislator, he had identified so many other areas that he would explore with the intent to making life comfortable for the constituents.

Apart from the bus initiative, Armah Buah is the brain behind the introduction of the mobile van clinic and the motherly care in his constituency.


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