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08.07.2005 Regional News

Achease and Akim Swedru Secondary Schools get new buses


Akim Achease, July 8, GNA- President John Agyekum Kufour on Wednesday donated two Nissan Civilian buses at a total value of 1.240 billion cedis to the Akim Achease and Akim Swedru Secondary Schools at separate functions at Akim Achease and Akyem Swedru.

The Minister of Education and Sports Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo presented the 33-seater buses on behalf of the President to authorities of the two schools. The Minister said the donation was in fulfillment of a promise made by the President to the schools during his campaign tour in the Birim South district last year. He urged the students to be disciplined and study hard to justify government's efforts at improving school facilities, reminding them that "time and tide wait for no man".

Mr Osafo-Maafo appealed to the authorities of the two schools to ensure the proper maintenance of the vehicles to prolong their life span. The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Mr Felix Owusu-Agyepong, who is also the Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru, said government would provide the school with the necessary facilities to enhance teaching and learning. He said before the end of the government's second term in office, there would be much progress in infrastructure development in schools. The Eastern Regional Minister, Mr Yaw Barimah, urged the students to remain committed, disciplined and focused to enable them to achieve higher academic laurels.

Mr Barimah said he would ensure that the two-kilometer road linking Akim Swedru Secondary School and the main Akim Oda- Akim Achease road was rehabilitated. At Akim Achease, Osabarima Gyenin Kenten, the Acheasehene, received the keys to the Akim Achease Secondary School bus while Professor E. O. Asante, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Akim Swedru Secondary received that of the school.