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21.11.2004 Regional News

Six-unit Classroom block inaugurated

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Koforidua-Ada, Nov. 21, GNA - The Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Mr. Yaw Barimah has inaugurated a 400.8 million-cedi six-unit classroom at a ceremony at Ada-Falahiya, a suburb of Koforidua.

Mr Barimah, who is also the New Patriotic Party(NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Koforidua South, appealed to the people of the Municipality to appreciate the efforts of the government towards the development of the Municipality.

He said the Koforidua Municipality was developing gradually and if the people renew his mandate during the fourth coming elections, he would effectively contribute towards the provision of amenities befitting the status of the Municipality.

Mr Barimah said some few years ago, the government asked the unemployed in the country to fill forms for skill training but after filling the forms it was detected that, there were errors in most of the forms filled by the unemployed, hence the failure of government to continue with the programme.

He promised to provide the school with a library and had it stocked with the requisite books.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Nana Adjei Boateng urged the people in the municipality to show their appreciation to the government for the number of projects it had provided the Municipality during its first term in office.

He therefore urged the people to vote for NPP to enable the government to continue with its developmental efforts. Nana Adjei Boateng thanked the contractor for the early completion of the project and asked the authorities of the school, the School Management Committee and the PTA's to institute regular maintenance of the building for it to last long.

He said the government has donated 24 thousand exercise books to the Municipal Assembly, which the assembly would soon distribute to the schools in the municipality.

Speaking at the function, Madam Felicia Duku, New Juaben Municipal Director of Education , thanked the Municipal Assembly for putting up the building and also improving educational facilities in the Municipality.

Madam Duku used the occasion to appeal to teachers to be punctual to school and give the school children home work after school to prevent them from spending their evenings watching video films and attending other social functions at night.

She advised parents to buy educational materials for their children and stop the practice where they go to sleep and leave their children to watch television till mid-night .

The Chief of Ada, Odeefuo Boadi Asiedu, who chaired the function thanked the government and the Municipal Assembly for their contribution towards the improvement of the town.

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