For the first time in the life of the people of Aboagyekrom, a community in the Akrofuom District, a school block has been constructed in the town.
The school block a 3-unit classroom block with an office and a library is furnished with 75 pieces of dual desks and teachers chairs and tables. Also attached to the facility is a four-seater toilet facility.
Commissioning the project, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Maurice Jonas Woode said he was delighted that the school block has been completed and is to be handed over for use.
He said he was saddened at the manner in which children had to travel several miles to nearby communities to school and he made it a priority when he was sworn in as the District Chief Executive that a school will have to be constructed in the Aboagyekrom community to change that narrative.
He added that when children get through that stress before getting to school they become tired and weak and are not able to assimilate all that they are taught.
He also revealed that the Aboagyekrom community was benefiting from a number of projects that they should be thankful to the New Patriotic Party government. He said currently a ten-seater ultra modern toilet facility is being constructed in the town and the road linking the community to Adubensanso is also under construction. The community was also the first to benefit from the Rural Electrification project after the District was inaugurated.
Hon. Woode again appealed to them to take good care of the facility assuring that in the near future, the Assembly will construct a six unit classroom block to complete the set of classrooms for the school.
For his part the District Coordinating Director, Mr. Douglas Ebenezer Ntiamoah also applauded the DCE for seeing through that the facility is completed. He said one of the first projects Hon. Woode sought to do when he was sworn in as the DCE, was the construction of the said facility so it was included in the Medium Term Plan of the Assembly.
He therefore urged Nananom and the people of Aboagyekrom to own the facility and take good care of it.
The District Education Director, Mr. George Adu Abrokwah was also full of praise for the Assembly, especially the DCE for the facility. He said the facility has come at a time that the community really needed it. He also said he was worried at the miles the pupils had to travel every morning to get to school.
He also assured that for the meantime he will deploy some teachers into the school for teaching and learning to commence immediately, urging that the community should also take good care of the teachers when they are posted. He bemoaned the rate at which teachers who are deployed to communities to teach are attacked by the townsfolk and called for an end to that uncivilised behaviour.
The Assedmbly member for Adamso Electoral area, Hon. Kingsley Obeng-Nuamah also thanked the Assembly for the facility and assured that the people of Aboagyekrom will take good care of the facility.
Nana Appiah Prince was delighted about the facility and revealed that he was part of the old generation of the townsfolk who walked miles to Adamso to school. He also echoed the assurance that the facility will be well catered for.