Let us reverse falling standards in education -Amoah
Mr Anthony Evans Amoah,
Western Regional Minister has stressed the need for collaboration
between assembly members, parents, chiefs and opinion leaders to
reverse the falling standards of education in the country.
He said although there had been sustained efforts to improve
existing facilities and infrastructure to improve teaching and learning
it was not having the desired impact.
Mr Amoah made the call when addressing the third ordinary
meeting of the second assembly of Mpohor Wassa East District
Assembly at Daboase on Thursday.
He expressed concern about most of the schools that scored
zero per cent in the Basic Education Certification Examination
(BECE) this year adding “the situation is alarming and all
stakeholders in education must sit up”.
Mr Amoah who is also Member of Parliament for the area said
much of his share of the Assemblies Common Fund was spent on
the provision of education infrastructure and assisting needy but
brilliant pupils and students.
He appealed to assembly members to put aside their political
affiliations and work together as a team to develop the area and
cautioned chiefs and land owners against indiscriminate selling of
land to deprived future generations of such important asset.
Mr Amoah said plans for the construction of a district hospital at
Daboase were far advanced.
He expressed appreciation to the electorate for retaining him as
their Parliamentarian and urged them to vote massively for Nana
Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo New Patriotic Party Presidential
Candidate during the run-off on Sunday, December 28.
Mr Edward Tawiah Amprofi, Mpohor Wassa East District Chief
Executive congratulated Mr Amoah for retaining the seat.
He commended the people for their conduct that ensured
peaceful, free and fair Election 2008 and was optimistic the run-off
would be peaceful.
Mr Amprofi said development programmes of the assembly was
on course in spite of constraints and appealed to assembly members
to sensitize the people to cooperate with the assembly to realize its
He said 150 low tension poles had been supplied to 18
communities towards the completion of their electricity project.
Mr Amprofi said 20 cocoa farming communities in the district
would benefit from a partnership programme with World Vision
Ghana and Cadbury Schwepps to improve cocoa production.
He said by the end of October, this year, the assembly had
mobilised 880,005 Ghana cedis in revenue representing 61 per cent
of its budget estimates of 1,427,390 Ghana cedis.
About 471,070 Ghana cedis representing 53 per cent, was
On health, Mr Amprofi said the District Health Insurance Scheme
had so far registered 65,650 clients representing 55 per cent of the