Ellembele DCE breaks ground for the construction of schools

By
Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA

Bomuakpoley (WR), Nov. 12, GNA – The
Ellembelle District Assembly led by the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr
Kwasi Bonzoh, has initiated many social intervention projects to enable the
area march up in terms of development, growth and the overall well-being of its
people.

Some of the interventions include the
provision of boreholes, rehabilitation of existing road networks and clearing
and construction of new roads and markets, with the latest addition being the
sod cutting for the construction of  a
three-Unit Classroom blocks with ancillary facilities in five (5) separate
communities to promote and expose them to formal education.

Education with the ability to end the vicious
cycle of poverty among families was yet to gain root in the District,
accounting for a forty percent deficit, which may impede the achievement of the
Sustainable Development Goals four on quality education.

Speaking during the sod-cutting ceremonies and
handing over of project sites to individual contractors at the various
communities, Mr. Bonzoh told the chiefs and people in beneficiary communities
that the Assembly would continue to prioritize key social intervention projects
within the District particularly the rural settings, to bring them up on the
social ladder.

The school buildings to be completed within
four months at a cost of approximately 350,000 Ghana cedis, would have ICT
Centres equipped with computers, office furniture, store rooms and staff common
rooms in all five communities namely Bomuakpoley, Basake, Nvenlesolo, Asanta
and Salman all in the District.

The contractors are expected to mobilize to
site within two weeks have been given a caution note to deliver on time for use
in the next academic term.

He said the Assembly have decided to invest
hugely in education infrastructure within the two years ahead and believed that
proper utilization of the Mineral Development Fund, the DACF and other
internally generated resources would be of immense help to raise the living
standards of the people.

“I am working hard as your DCE to improve
upon the living conditions in this District,” he said, adding that, very soon
the 28km Esiama-Nkroful-Ayinase road will be fixed by the government.

According to the DCE, the Assembly was also
focused on job creation for the teeming unemployed youth, providing health, and
water and sanitation facilities among others.

“We are also constructing boreholes with
hand-pumps in every deprived community such as Asasetre-Nyamebekyere, Ngabawie,
Aluku and Abeyieyie also known as Togbe,” he added.

Mr. Bonzoh K said the NPP government led by
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo intended to also put up a new district
hospital at Nkroful to avoid the over reliance, and ease congestion at the St.
Martin de Porres Catholic Mission Hospital located at Eikwe, which currently
serves as the only hospital in the Ellembelle District.

He also expressed gratitude to the chief of
Nkroful, Nana Kwasi Kutua V for releasing 47 acres of land for the intended
district hospital project.

Mr. Peter Ackah Blay Quayson, the Ellembelle
District Director of Education, said it was only through proper formal
education that the residents could fully participate in the oil find and the
many opportunities that came with.

Aside, this, he said education had become free
at the senior high level and therefore there was the need to ensure access at
the basic level to increase enrolment particularly in deprived communities.

Mr. Quayson was therefore grateful to the
Assembly for the bold step to invest in education and urged the contractors to
work to specifications and on schedule.

The chiefs in all the communities visited
pledged their individual and community support for the successful completion of
the projects to ensure that children in the communities accessed quality
education.

Nana Minla Kpanyinli III, Chief of Bomuakpoley
whilst expressing gratitude, said there was the need for the country to eschew
partisan politics but rather forge ahead in unity for the development of the
country.

He pledged on behalf of the community to
support and monitor to ensure value for money in the delivery of the contract.

Within the project execution phase, the
Assembly would hold monthly inspection and meeting with contractors together
with community leaders to ensure that they worked within the project scope, he
said.

GNA 

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