Mr. Elijah Adnsi-Bonah, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Obuasi municipality has stated that the decision by the Assembly to improve infrastructure in schools in the Municipality is yielding positive results as many schools that were left behind in terms of infrastructural deficits can now boast of a lot of them.
This was made known when the Ashanti Regional Minister,Mr.Simon Osei Mensah toured some four (4) districts in the Adansi enclave in the Ashanti Region.
The MCE disclosed that, he was working in collaboration with Mr. Kwaku Kwarteng, the Member of Parliament for Obuasi West to close the infrastructural gaps in schools in the Obuasi Municipality.
He indicated that, a statement released by Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND) suggested some 5,403 schools in Ghana were in critical condition with another 2,417 schools still under trees with a total of GH3.5 billion needed to fixed the sector’s educational gap.
He noted that, he deems it as a personally project to replace old school blocks with new ones, every year, which he said has so far achieving results.
According to him, he decided to channel more resources into educational development, since assumption to the office as the MCE, and for that matter h
decided to build more school blocks including replacing old ones with new blocks.
He said i Municipality since 2017 has embarked on a lot of educational projects including completionn a 12- unit Kokoteasua school block, 3- unit Adaase school with ancillary facilities, renovation of Presby, Salvation and New Nsuta schools as well as new school blocks at Obuasi Methodist, Bogobiri school, Sanso school, Bidieso school among others.
The Regional minister as part of the tour visited the Obuasi Municipal Assembly to inspect the ongoing works on the administration block, the newly constructed Obuasi Central clinic funded by the Mineral Development Fund, the 12- unit Methodist classroom project funded by DACF- RFG and the Obuasi Trauma and Accident center.
Mr. Adansi- Bonah reiterated his commitment to make judicious use of the Assembly’s resources by channeling them into transformational projects.
At the Trauma and Accident center, the Project manager Frank Godwin Acquah estimated work done to be 45% and assured that the construction works is within scheduled and will be completed within the stipulated 30 month period.
After touring the Obuasi Municipal, Obuasi East, Akrofuom and Adansi Asokwa districts, the Ashanti Regional Minister expressed satisfaction with work done in the districts but was quick to add that work on some Agenda 111 projects and Assembly blocks for some new districts have delayed and promised to take the matter up to salvage the situation.