USAID to aid 34 deprived districts
6/29/2012 7:01:38 PM -
Jema, (B/A) June 29, GNA - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the Government, is to construct various developmental projects for 34 deprived districts across the country.
The programme would comprise the construction of 50 Kindergartens, 49 Junior High Schools (JHS), 45 toilets and 15 educational offices.
USAID is providing 19.8 million dollars in the form of a grant, while the Government is contributing GHC2.6 million.
Dr. Felix Nelson Amoakoh, Director of Funds, Management and Procurement Unit (FMPU) of the Ministry of Education, (MOE) announced this at a sod-cutting ceremony at Jema in Kintampo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.
He expressed the hope that the Kintampo South District Assembly, a beneficiary district, would collaborate with the GES and help the contractor to do a good job to complement the efforts to provide the deprived districts with office accommodation.
Mr. Kwadwo Nyame Datiakwa, Kintampo South District Chief Executive, expressed gratitude to the USAID for sourcing funds for the project, which, he said, would help motivate staff of the Ghana Education Service to improve their performance towards uplifting the fallen standard of education in the area.
He assured the contractor of the Assembly's support towards the early completion of the project to give meaning to the National Democratic Congress's (NDC) agenda of a 'Better Ghana.'
The DCE appealed to the contractor to employ the youth in the area as a means of creating jobs for them.
Mr. Dan Brinsley Antwi, District Director of Education, lauded the efforts of the USAID in providing office accommodation for the GES, noting the project had come timely when the office was lacking accommodation for its staff.
He asked the contractor to ensure the completion of the project within the stipulated time to enable the Service 'feel comfortable.'