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23.08.2005 Regional News

Zorko Appeals for senior secondary school

GNA

Zorko (UE/R), Aug 23, GNA - The Chief and people of Zorko, in the Upper East Region on Monday called on the government to provide the community with a senior secondary school to give the children easy access to secondary education.

The Chief, Naaba Asumasum, who spoke on behalf of the people during the maiden visit of the newly appointed Bongo District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Francis Asampana, noted with concern that most of the pupils after completing junior secondary school had to walk as far as five to six kilometres to access secondary education in Bongo or Gowire, which he said was too much for the students.

He said whenever it rained, the rivers in the area get flooded, thereby rendering the roads unmotorable. This, he noted, prevents the school children from going to school. The Chief, therefore, stressed the need for the government to come to the aid of the people.

He appealed to the government to help complete the market complex in the town, stressing that, if the market was completed it would generate a lot of income for development.

Responding, the new DCE, Mr Asampana promised to liaise with the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) to provide the people with the school.

He however, asked the people to support all developmental projects in the community.

Mr Asampana said education was the key role to national development and the Assembly would therefore, not relent in its efforts at making it easy for the children to go to school. On the market complex, the DCE announced that plans were advanced for its completion very soon.

He said the Village Infrastructure Project that was in charged, had been replaced by the Community Based Development Rural Project and would soon complete the work.

The Regional Minister, who accompanied the DCE urged the people to give the new DCE the necessary support to enable him discharge his duties effectively and efficiently.

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