View Full Version : Lawra Assembly invests GH˘6,298,824.44 in education

17th January 2012, 06:39 PM
The Lawra District Assembly has within the past three years invested GH˘6,298,824.44 in educational infrastructure in 27 communities in the area.

The projects include classroom blocks, staff bungalows, office accommodation as well as public places of convenience.

Mr. Sampson Abu, the Lawra District Chief Executive, disclosed these during a press conference on the theme: “Building a Better Lawra District under a Better Ghana”, in Wa on Monday.

He said GH˘5,492,602.91 of the amount came from the Ghana Education Trust Fund, GH˘200,281.O2 from the District Wide Assistance Project and GH˘288,088.51 from the District Development Fund, GH˘144,000 from the District Assembly Common Fund and GH˘173,851.82 from the Community Based Rural Development.

Mr Abu said 232,389 exercise books and 2,000 school uniforms had been distributed free of charge to pupils in deprived communities in the district.

He said under the “Better Ghana ICT Project”, 50 rLG laptops were distributed to schools in the district in addition to 10 other computers that were purchased by the Assembly.

He said 21 schools have been included in the School Feeding Programme bringing the total number of schools benefiting from the programme to 25 in the district.

Mr Abu said 7,900 dual desks were also distributed to basic schools in the district while the assembly continued to make efforts to sponsor 180 brilliant but needy students.

He said these social interventions in the educational sector had provided relief to parents and pupils, and helped to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Mr. Cezar Kale, Deputy Upper West Regional Minister, commended Mr Abu for contributing to the development of the district .

Mr Kale said Election 2012 would be based on issues and appealed to members of the National Democratic Congress communication team to inform Ghanaians about the numerous development projects executed by the Government.