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LEKMA: Assembly spends GHs1, 544,663.09 in educational projects - MCE
Education has been one of the sectors that the NDC government with its better Ghana agenda has invested heavily since 2009.
This has been facilitaed by the Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies (MMDAs), which initiate development projects on behalf of the central government.
It is in line with this that the Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Daniel Amartey Mensah of the Ledzokuku Krowor Assembly (LEKMA) has revealed that the Asembly had spent about GHs1, 544,663.09 for provision of school infrastructure alone for deprived schools in the area.
“The importance of education and training can not be overemphasized because of the transformational effect it has on the individual and society, through the acquisition of knowledge, skills and experience,” he said.
Some of the projects included construction of 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Tsui-Bleoo Primary School, Teshie Anglican Primary School, Aboma Presby Primary School, Construction of 2-Storey 6-Unit Classroom Block with ancillary facilities at Teshie Salem Presby Primary A & B School.
Others are Fabrication and supply of 100 sets of Teachers’ Tables and Chairs, 50 Sets of Pre-School Furniture, 50 No. Cardboards, 400 No. mono desk for JHS among others.
To this end, Mr. Mensah said the Assembly had made the provision of educational infrastructure, one of its topmost priorities to demonstrate their commitment towards improving the standard of education.
He said the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFUND) usually financed the projects and the Assembly’s internally generated funds.
“We as an Assembly in conjunction with Government will continue to do all that is necessary to ensure that quality education thrives in the Municipality,” he included.
The MCE made this known during the commissioning of a six (6)-unit classroom block with ancillary facility at Teshie Anglican primary school.
Godwin Allotey Akweiteh/Ghanadistricts.com
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