Work has started on the first phase of a housing project for 110 teachers and 30 headmasters for 15 communities in the Ejura Sekyeredumasi District of the Ashanti Region.
In addition, three out of the 15 communities would each benefit from six classroom blocks to help promote education in the district.
The GH¢1.23 million project, is being undertaken by Q Aid Ghana (Quality Education), a Ghanaian NGO based in the United Kingdom, with sponsorship from Friends of Q Aid Ghana, based in United Kingdom and the United States of America in collaboration with the Ejura Sekyeredumasi District Assembly.
The beneficiary communities included Kyenkyenkorah, Dijua and Famehyiababe, who would also benefit from the classroom project, Ayinaso and Drobonso.
Speaking at the joint sod cutting ceremony for the commencement of the project at Kyenkyenkorah, near Ejura, Dr Joshua Ayarkwah, District Chief Executive for Ejura Sekyeredumasi District, said the lack of proper accommodation and educational infrastructure is affecting effective teaching and learning in the area.
He said the Assembly was concerned about the development of education, quality health care service and good road network in the district.
He stressed the need for the parents in the beneficiary communities to support to ensure the success of the project to enhance effective teaching and learning in the area.
Mr Justice Odonkor, Operational Director of Q Aid Ghana, said the projects was the contribution of Q Aid Ghana to promote quality education in the district.
He pointed out that due to lack of accommodation, teachers posted to the area find it difficult to stay in the area.
Mr Eric Kwatia, Assistant Executive Director of Q Aid Ghana, stressed the organisation's readiness to promote education in the rural areas by supporting the effort of the government to provide the necessary logistics to enhance effective teaching and learning in the rural areas.
Present at the sod cutting ceremony included Mr Zimi Torrah, District Director if Education.
Story by John K. Essel.