The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Awutu Senya West, Joseph Aidoo, has said the state of education in the district is not bad, but there are a few challenges.
He made this disclosure in an interview on Pink FM in Kasoa when he appeared on the ‘Omanbapa Kasa Morning Show’ of the radio station on Monday.
According to him, the very first thing he did after assuming office as the DCE was to tour the schools in the district.
“Through this, I discovered that some schools lacked furniture, school uniforms and good classroom blocks. I have distributed school uniforms and furniture to the schools that needed them badly,” he stated.
Touching on infrastructure, the DCE said his office had started putting up a six-unit classroom block at Zion B Junior High School in Senya.
“The rate at which we are building the school will make it the fastest school to be completed in the district. It will be completed within six months. The district has also supported the Olotom community with sand, cement and iron rods,” he said.
This community, which is a suburb of Bontrase, has initiated a move to build its own Junior High School.
A constituent and listener to the programme also disclosed through a WhatsApp message that the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin, had built a library and ICT center at Beraku.
He added that Mr Arhin had also built a three-unit classroom block at Obodakaba as well as refurbished others.
The DCE outlined projects the Akufo-Addo government had initiated in the district, saying “roads in the district were very bad but the government has tackled a few of them”.
“Bawjiase-Adaeso road, which was one of the deplorable roads, has been asphalted by the government. It is now the ‘Junior Motorway’ of Awutu Senya West. For the Sweduro-Bawjiase road, it is about 95% completed,” he disclosed.
He further mentioned a few health-related projects the government had introduced. They include the Nyarkokwaa CHIPs Compound, which was started by his predecessor, and almost near completion, and the Mayenda CHIPS Compound project, which has been assessed and given out to a contractor. He added that a nurses quarters is being constructed at Beraku, the district capital.