The Member of Parliament (MP) for Garu Constituency in the Upper East Region, Mr Albert Akuka Alalzuuga has handed over a Three-Unit classroom block with auxiliary facilities to the Presbyterian Primary School at Tanlengin in the Garu District.
The project, which is valued at about GHc150,000 was funded by the MP from his MPs Common Fund and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GetFund).
Mr Akuka Alalzuuga, speaking at a brief handing over ceremony, said the gesture was in response to an appeal to him by the management of the School and some opinion leaders of the Tanlegun community for a primary school block to minimize the problem of overcrowding in the classrooms especially in this COVID era.
He added that the project was also to bridge the educational infrastructural gap the constituency faced.
The Garu lawmaker hinted, “this project will benefit the children in Tanlengin and its adjoining communities.
The MP urged users of the facility to take proper care of the project to prolong it’s lifespan.
“We should not allow state projects to rot in our hands. Proper maintenance and care should be held in the highest esteem for our own good”, he added.
The Garu District Director of Education, Mr Fredric Alale, who received the keys to the classrooms on behalf of school authorities, expressed gratitude to the MP for the intervention and said it would improve the educational needs of the people.
Addressing the gathering, the DCE of Garu District, Mr Emmanuel Asore stated that the completion of the project was timely as it would help to ease congestion in classrooms especially during this COVID -19 period as well as improve quality of primary education in the district.
He emphasised that the District Assembly would collaborate with the MP as well as other stakeholders to improve quality of teaching and learning in schools in the district.
The headmaster of the school, Mr Paulina Abugri expressed gratitude to the MP, and other stakeholders involved in the completion of the edifice and promised to make good use of it.
“I will like to assure all stakeholders that this three-unit classroom block would be put to good use to promote effective teaching and learning,” he assured.
Present at the Handing Over Ceremony included: the Local Manager of Presby Schools in Garu District, Rev Michael Gumah, the Contractor, opinion leaders, some Parents, Teachers, Community members and the Pupils of the Promary School.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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