Wa East invests heavily in education and security

By
Sambiru Duut Elijah, GNA

Funsi (U/W), Oct. 19,
GNA – The Wa East District Assembly is injecting millions of cedis to improve
education and health deliveries and maintain peace and security to facilitate socio-
economic activities in the area.

The Assembly has
disbursed GH¢ 24,000.00 to 24 needy but brilliant students comprising 18 males
and six females under the District Assembly Common Fund.

Mr Moses Jotie, the Wa
East District Chief Executive, said this during the Assembly’s General Meeting
held to deliberate on the economic performance and outlook for 2019.

He said the Assembly
advertised and evaluated bids for the supply of 500 Dual Desks to basic schools
and would be awarding the contract for its supply this week.

Mr Jotie said steady
progress is being made on the construction of a 3-unit classroom block at
Bulenga which is being financed by the District Development Facility (DDF)
while another 2-unit classroom blocks is being rehabilitated at Manwe.

He said the Assembly
intends to construct a 3-unit Classroom Block at Funsi, the District capital,
at an estimated cost of GH¢ 340,000.00 and teachers’ quarters at Funsi Senior
High School at the cost of GH¢ 250,000.00.

The Assembly is to
also construct two KG Blocks at Kunyabien and Funsi estimated at GH¢ 380,000.00
and two 6-units classroom blocks at Jomo and Goripie budgeted at GH¢
680,000.00.

Development of sports
complex phase one is also being estimated at GH¢ 66,688.00 and completion of
two teachers quarters to be situated at Kundugu and Tuasa with a budget line of
GH¢ 230,000.00.

The Assembly intends
to supply furniture to schools estimated at GH¢ 150,000.00 and rehabilitation
of some selected schools in poor conditions pegged at GH¢ 180,000.00.

Mr Jotie said in line
with its quest to protect lives and properties, the assembly gave different
support covering fuel, tires, mattresses and finance to help repair vehicles of
the security agencies to discharge their duties.

“We are committed to
ensuring that the road map for lifting the ban on artisanal and small scale
mining is rolled out in accordance with the laws of the land,” he said: “It is
our expectation that sons and daughters of the district would get decent jobs
when the ban is finally lifted”.

Mr Jotie said GH¢
383,000.00 has been allocated for the construction of an accommodation facility
to house Ghana National Fire Service, National Disaster Management Organisation
and National Ambulance Services.

The move forms part of
the Assembly’s efforts to facilitate the delivery of coordinated emergency
services.

“An amount of GH¢
50,000.00 has been set aside to cater for the rehabilitation of the district
police commander’s bungalow, whilst an amount of GH¢ 95,000.00 will be released
to support the operations of the security services,” he added.

The 2019 composite
budget statement was circulated to members of the assembly for deliberation and
adoption.

GNA

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