The Akrofuom District Assembly in the Ashanti Region has achieved a significant milestone by completing and officially handing over 14 new classroom blocks to two communities.
This endeavour is part of the District Chief Executive Dr Maurice Jonas Woode’s commitment to enhancing educational infrastructure in the district, which has been facing challenges in this regard.
During separate events to commission three-unit classroom blocks in the Nkoransa and Takyikrom communities, the DCE emphasized the importance of addressing the district’s educational infrastructure gaps. He revealed that, upon realizing the deficiencies in educational facilities, he collaborated with the Member of Parliament for the area to find solutions.
“Our district was established in 2018 after being carved out of the Edubiase District,” Dr. Woode stated. “We recognized the pressing need to improve educational infrastructure and, as evidenced by the 14 classroom blocks we have commissioned thus far, we have made significant progress. More projects are in the pipeline.”
Dr. Woode urged parents to complement the government’s efforts by providing essential support such as food to school children. He also called upon school authorities to ensure the proper maintenance of the newly commissioned classroom blocks.
The three-unit classroom block in Nkoransa will serve as a Kindergarten block, accommodating over 100 Kindergarten pupils, while the one in Takyikrom will function as a Junior High School block.
Hon. Alexander Blankson, the Member of Parliament for the Akrofuom constituency, expressed his commitment to providing a conducive learning environment for students in Akrofuom. He emphasized that education is the cornerstone of the district’s development.
The District Director of Education, George Sarfo Kantanka, commended the efforts of the DCE and MP in bridging the educational infrastructure gaps. He highlighted the progress made since the district’s creation, noting the abolition of the shift system and the successful elimination of schools under trees.
In addition to the educational initiatives, the Member of Parliament and the District Chief Executive also commissioned a mechanized borehole to provide clean and accessible water to the people of Takyikrom.
SOURCE: SAMPSON MANU /ISD OBUASI