In fulfilment of his political campaign promises, Member of Parliament for Builsa North, Hon. James Agalga, has handed over two 3-unit classroom blocks to Kandema and Nawaasa communities to improve upon the standard of education in the Constituency.
The two projects were initiated and funded by the Member of Parliament through his MPs share of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF).
School children in the two communities can now have the golden opportunity to learn in a well-furnished classroom for effective teaching and learning.
The initiative, Agalga said is part of the effort to reduce the number of children drop out from education in the constituency.
According to him, education is the only means to end extreme poverty in the nation and promised to make education responsive in line with the challenges of the 21st century.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony at Kandema last week, Mr Agalga noted that even though the facility was too small to celebrate for a school that still needs additional classrooms, the current new structure would go a long way to augment the academic laurels of the schools in the coming years.
He described the academic performance of pupils in the Constituency as good but needed strong support, stressing that there was the need for a stakeholder engagement of all educational parties to brainstorm about the issue to urgently bring about a turn-around of the situation.
The immediate former Deputy Minister for Interior assured the constituents of his determination to support to help completely eradicate the “school under trees” syndrome in the area.
Mr Agalga however expressed grave concern about the poor culture of maintenance in the country and charged the District Education Directorate and the school authorities as well as the Kandema and Nawaasa communities to regularly maintain the facilities.
He further called on all concerned to join hands together to help him achieve this goal to provide quality education to children in the constituency.
The MP who is undisputedly development oriented also inspected a 90% complete bridge under construction in Kalijiisa No1.
Residents, including Chiefs and opinion leaders could not hide their joy for the project as they shower praises on the MP for his instrumentality in seeing the project was done.
According to the residents, the school's projects would go a long way to address the major classroom accommodation challenges facing the school for several decades.
The school, which have enrollments capacities of over 300 pupils, have been battling with serious infrastructural challenges for several years.
The MP was accompanied by constituency ward and branch executives to make the ceremonies colourful.