Minority Member of Parliament (MP) for Builsa-South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr Clement A. Apaak, has, once again, given hope to his constituents.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP who is also a deputy Ranking Member on Education Committee of Ghana’s Parliament on Monday, February 3, 2020 cut sod for the building a kindergarten in his constituency.
The kindergarten, which would be situated in Kanjarga Nyaansa, is expected to be completed in six (6) months.
When completed, according to the chiefs in the area, it would reduce pressure and overcrowding in the school.
Speaking to the media after the brief but colourful sod-cutting ceremony, the outspoken Builsa-South MP said the building of the school was necessary because “Kanjarga is one of the largest communities in this constituency without a kindergarten.”
Dr Apaak, who even before becoming an MP had provided loads of support for the constituency, reiterated his commitment towards quality education in the area.
According to him, the only way his people could break the poverty cycle was to have a quality and accessible education.
“It is our responsibility to ensure that our children enjoy the best of education. Going to school should not a punishment for children,” he said.
“Had it not been education I would not have become an MP, and by now, I would have been in my village rearing bees and harvesting honest,” he said.
“And as long as I remain your MP and a true son of this area, I will do all I can to ensure that teaching and learning are enhanced in our schools,” he promised.
He also used the opportunity to appeal for more developmental projects, especially in the area of education.
Dr Apaak was joined by the Chief of Kanjaga, Nab Akanfela Akanje-anye, to cut the sod for the building of the kindergarten.
Speaking on behalf of the District Director of Education in the area, Clement Agalisi thanked Dr Apaak for his continuous support in education in the district.
That, he mentioned, included purchasing of motorbikes for supervision, donating of computers and furniture for schools, organising free vacation classes for students, donating learning materials such as mathematical sets among others for schools in the area.
Other personalities who graced the occasion were the Builsa-South NDC Constituency Vice-Chairman, Ayorik Apaarinchang, Constituency Secretary, Kazi Richard, Assembly man for linings, Asoala Charles, sub-chiefs and party supporters.
Earlier, Dr Apaak joined representatives of the Fumbisi chief to cut the sod for the building of a children’s ward at the Fumbisi Health Centre.
He disclosed that funds for the project had already been secured, and for that matter, the work would be completed on schedule.
Dr Apaak noted that like education, health was also key to the development of every nation, hence his commitment towards quality and accessible healthcare.
The Builsa-South MP who was visibly happy about the health project expressed his profound gratitude to the chiefs and people of Kanjaga and Fumbisi for the various roles they played in ensuring the commencement of the project.
Story: Atta KWAKU BOADI
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