The Metropolitan Chief executive for the West Gonja Municipal Assembly, Hon. Saeed Muhazu Jibreel has disclosed to exclusively to Nkilgi FM that the double-track system currently ongoing in the country following the free senior high policy introduced by the government will be a thing of the past in the next academic year.
Mr Muhazu Jibreel was speaking during the handing over ceremony of a 12-unit single storey building project at Larabanga in the West Gonja Municipality.
The project which is earmarked to be an Islamic Senior High School for the Larabanga Community will admit it’s first batch of students in September 2020.
He used the opportunity to commend the government of the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration more especially the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia for fulfilling his promise of building an Islamic Senior High School for the Larabanga community.
According to the MCE, the then Running mate to the then opposition leader promised the people of Laribanga prior to the 2016 general elections that, should the New Patriotic Party win the elections in 2016, Laribanga will get it’s first Islamic Senior High School.
Through the efforts of Dr Bawumia, GETFUND under its emergency project awarded the contract which has since been completed and handed over to the Municipal Assembly.
Mr Muhazu however bemoaned that the classrooms alone without other axillary projects like administration block, toilet facilities for both staff and students will make the project incomplete.
He added however was quickl to add that in the coming weeks, a contractor will be on site to start the construction of an administration block and other facilities in order for the infrastructure to be used for it’s intended purposes instead of converting some of the classrooms into offices for the smooth running of the school in the next academic year which begins in September, 2020.
The consultant to the Getfund emergency project and the contractor(Alhaji Brone LTD ) took the delegation led by the Hon MCE for West Gonja Municipal Assembly round to inspect the project before the building was officially handed over to the Municipal Chief Executive.
On water situation in the school,the Mr Muhazu was quick to add that, a borehole had been sunk which will later be mechanized to provide portable water for the students and staff of the school.
The keys to the school was immidiately handed over to the West Gonja Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Adam Salifu awaiting commissioning which the Vice President is expected to be fully present later this year.
Earlier in Damongo, the MCE was handed over a 6-unit classroom block at Ndewura Jakpa Senior High School.
He later handed over the facility to the the assistant headmistress of the school Madam Mary Teini Azorketima who recieved it on behalf of the headmaster of the school.
Madam Mary on behalf of the headmaster thanked the MCE and the government of Ghana for the project but was quick to raise the issue of some of the defects of the project which the consultant raised to the contractor to be able fix them in a matter of 2 weeks to make it conducive for the students and staff of the school.
Among the MCEs delegation to the project sites included the Staff of the West Gonja Municipal Education directorate comprising of the Municipal Director of Education Mr. Adam Salifu, Mr. Abdulai Wilson, AD Finance and administration, Mr. Bawa Fuseini, personnel officer, and Mr. Sulemana Adam, Welfare officer.
Also accompanying the MCE was the Damongo
Constituency executives of the NPP led by the constituency Chairman Alhaji Adams Braimah, Constituency Secretary, Mr. Kusubari Musah, Constituency NASARA COORDINATOR, Mr. Salia Alhassan aka P2 and the Constituency director of communications, Mr Mohammed Iddrisu Laminu.
Source: Zion Abdul-Rauf