The Member of Parliament for Akrofuom Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Alex Blankson, and the District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Akrofuom District Assembly, Maurice Jonas Woode, have commissioned a three-unit classroom block for pupils of the Betenase D/A Basic School.
The classroom block was funded collaboratively by the MP and DCE, and seeks to bring equal opportunities for the pupils by bringing an end to the shift system being practiced in the school due to lack of adequate classrooms.
Hitherto, pupils from Betenase walked long distances to access Junior High School (JHS) at Yaadome – with the attendant risks.
At a short ceremony to hand the facility over to the chiefs and people of Betenase, Maurice Jonas Woode assured them that the Assembly will continue to provide the required amenities to better their lives.
This facility adds to the plethora of infrastructural projects and interventions in the educational sector introduced by the Assembly since it was created in 2018.
The people of Betenase have also initiated the construction of a Teachers bungalow by themselves. This initiative, according to Mr. Blankson, is commendable; and he promised to provide a ceiling and paint the edifice when it is completed.
The District Director of Education, George Sarfo Kantanka, thanked the Assembly and admonished chiefs and elders of Betenase to continue initiating projects for the area without necessarily relying on government for support.
He implored the elders and school leadership to take good care of the school facility. Mr. Blankson further hinted of plans to provide a police station and clinic to the community.