Nkoranza South Assembly holds Town Hall Meeting
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Nkoranza South, Hon. Diana Attaa Kusiwaa said government was committed, resolute and confident in putting in the necessary mechanisms to sustain the programme.
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She observed government's resolve to prioritize education was because it served as the backbone of socio-economic development, irrespective of one’s geographical location and encouraged parents to take up their responsibility to educate their wards and not to compromise it.
She highlighted programmes such as Planting for Food and Jobs, One Village One Dam, Free Senior High School, the One District One Factory and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plans (NEIP) initiatives among others as measures being taken to improve on the living standards of residents and encouraged the youth to take advantage of the numerous projects and programmes for the areas development.
Hon. Attaa-Kusiwaa disclosed her outfit presented 150 logs of teak to the Nkoranza Technical Institute to manufacture furniture for school to address inadequate furniture confronting the school.
The Nkoranza Municipal Director of Education for his part commended government’s determination to commit resources to the funding of free SHS education and provision of educational facilities for schools in the area on account of its importance to society.
He noted the lifting of the ban on recruitment of SHS teachers in the educational sector will go a long way in producing quality and adequate teachers to produce the required needed staff to train and produce the requisite human resource for the country’s development.
He admitted with the introduction of the policy had come with challenges such as inadequate dormitories, science laboratories, classroom accommodation, dining hall and staff loaded with additional periods to contain the expansion.
He stated his outfit was monitoring and putting in place measures to reduce the impact of health hazards due to congestion in the dormitories as well as prevent the infestation of health bedbugs as experienced in other schools and therefore commended the municipal assembly for providing logs to produce 500 dual desks to address the furniture inadequacy in the schools and therefore encouraged parents to support schools in the area that lacked basic infrastructure and other teaching and learning materials train the needed human resource for the nation’s development.
Mr. Imoro Ayibani, the Brong Ahafo Regional Information Officer, in his welcome address said the platform was part of efforts to promote local governance at the grassroots and encouraged participants to freely share their views on national issues.
He called for institutional support and collaboration to effectively and efficiently use scarce resources for the nation’s development.
Residents at an open forum demanded more social interventions and improvement of facilities at the various SHS to enable the programme succeed.