In the Manso Nkwanta Constituency in the West District of Amansie in the Ashanti region, five six-unit classroom blocks were inaugurated for some poor communities.
The neighborhoods that benefit are Abodom Brofoyedu, Pakyi Village, Keniago, Nsiana and Mpatuom.
Each school block is fitted with a toilet, an adjacent mechanized borehole and a poly tank to supply the schools with water consistently.
Parliament member for Manso Nkwanta, Professor Joseph Albert Quarm, inaugurated the classroom blocks in separate events at the different communities last Thursday along with some dignitaries.
The area’s District Chief Executive, Nii Lantey Oleenu, and some Ghana Education Service (GES) officers also attended.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof Quarm noted that the facilities were funded through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) and reiterated the government’s commitment to make education more available to citizens , particularly those living in deprived areas.
He expressed gratitude to the Minister for the Sector, Mr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, for the instrumental role he played in realizing the projects.
The MP urged the school authorities to ensure proper use was made of the facilities.
In a speech read on his behalf, the District Education Administrator, Mr. Kwabena Owusu, thanked the Government for its various district infrastructure projects.
With the new classroom blocks in place, he said, this would help eliminate the schools’ shift system, which was the case because of inadequate infrastructure.
For his part, Pakyi Number Two Chief Nana Baffour Kofi Adjei congratulated the government for their continued support of the people.
However, he appealed to the government to repair the area’s deplorable road network, which he said had adversely affected the area’s economic activities.