The Member of Parliament for Upper Denkyira West Constituency in the Central Region, Hon. Daniel Ohene Darko has appealed to the Church of Pentecost to build schools in addition to Churches especially in the rural areas in the country. He said the Church has built so many churches in the rural areas but these areas are without schools.
In a speech delivered on 26th June, 2022 at the Pentecost Church at Ayanfuri in the Upper Denkyira West District, he stated that in all the 9 rural communities that he visited he found that the most beautiful buildings in the communities are the Church of Pentecost buildings however in all these communities children as young as 4 years have to walk between 3 and 4 kilometers to attend KG elsewhere . He argued that without education at the basic level he wondered how the children could read the Bible and understand the gospel.
Hon. Daniel Ohene Darko emphasized that Education is the key to life and development and for that reason he is building KGs in these communities that are without one. He said he had cut the sod for the construction of a KG at Nyameadom in his constituency and hope to build more in these rural communities. He stated that incidentally the KG is being built next to the Church of Pentecost building. The children in this community walk 4 kilometers to Besease to attend KG. In the rainy season the children are unable to do so.
He said his appeal is directed at the leadership of the church to reconsider their priorities and build more schools especially the basic ones to take care of the educational needs of the rural communities.