President John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his commitment to raising the standard of education in the country, disclosing that his government will continue to spend a chunk of its budgetary allocation on school infrastructure to make students of all educational levels comfortable.
Speaking at Enchi where he addressed the chiefs and people of the area as part of his three-day visit to the Western Region, President Mahama said the NDC government considers education as one of its priority and is ready to invest more into making it very relevant in the national development process.
President Mahama, who recently announced the implementation a progressive free Senior High School education in line with the provisions of the Constitution of Ghana, revealed that the people of Enchi and its surrounding areas will not be left out development projects in the country and the region, calling on them to support to the government to implement its policies.
During his stay in the region, the President cut sod for commencement of new development projects, inaugurate completed ones and inspect the progress of on- going projects.
He assured them that government was repackaging the cocoa spraying exercise to eliminate all malpractices that nearly marred the smooth progress of the exercise.
He made a promise that government would pay bonuses due the cocoa farmers to encourage them to work hard and increase yield in the country.
The President Mahama assured them government was working on the compensation package of people who would be re- settled as a result of the expansion after which the Enchi roads would be put in order.
Nana Ndoli Panyin II, chief of the area, appealed to the President to expand electricity and water projects in the area to enable the indigenes to engage in income generation activities.
He also appealed to government to provide them with an additional secondary school to absorb the numerous Junior High Students that are churned out every year.
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