The Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani West, Ignatius Baffour Awuah, has inaugurated a six-classroom school block for the Methodist primary school at Dumasua, a farming community in the Constituency in the Bono Region.
Funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) at GhC450, 000.00, through the MP, the block, in addition, has a store, library, computer laboratory, office and separate places of convenience for teachers and pupils.
Addressing a mini durbar, Mr. Awuah said he would facilitate the procurement of 10 desktop computers and their accessories to stock the computer laboratory.
He said making education accessible to every Ghanaian child is one of the key policies of the Akufo-Addo government and promoting education had been one of his priority projects in the constituency.
This, the MP explained was because besides being the cornerstone for the rapid and holistic development of any nation, “education is the surest way to deal with child labour”.
He appealed to the leadership of the Methodist Church to assist the school management to train the pupils not only with an emphasis on the academic work but also in a godly-manner.
As part of the programme, Mr. Awuah who is also the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations distributed shoes to pupils of the school.
Madam Patricia Konadu Adjei, the Headteacher said the school commenced operation on September 01, 2013 with 40 pupils and two volunteer teachers but enrolment is now 105 with 12 teachers.
Madam Adjei asked the MP to help out the school on the school feeding programme.
She also appealed to the District Assembly, the Sunyani Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, and charitable organisations to assist the school with furniture and electricity.
Nana Addo Kyeremeh, the ‘Kurontirehene’ of Dumasua commended the MP for his effort in the construction of school block, saying “you promise and deliver, you’re really a man of the people”.
Nana Kyeremeh assured that they would maintain the block for the community.