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Krach Nchumuru MP drag Education Minister to Parliament over abandoned projects

Hon. John Majisi, Member of Parliament for Krachi Nchumuru in the Volta Region, has dragged Minister for Education to parliament over abandoned schools projects works in the Constituency.

According to the MP, construction works on two separate 3-unit class room projects funded by the Ghana Education Trust Fund GETFund) at Banda and Dindor communities have all been stalled, making the teaching and learning inaccessible to pupil.

In effort to alleviate the plight of the pupil, Hon Majisi, posed question to the Minister for Education on the floor of parliament last Thursday,November 1, 2018.

“Mr Speaker, I rise to ask the Minister for Education when work will resume and be completed on the following GETFund projects in the Krachi Nchumuru District: i. 3-Unit Classroom Block at Banda; ii. 3-Unit Classroom Block at Dindor.?

In response, a Deputy Minister of Education Dr Yaw Adutwum, said the 3-Unit Classroom Blocks at Banda and Dindor are GETFund initiated projects being supervised by Messrs PPMC.

According to him, the Banda project was started in December, 2015 at a Contract Sum of GHS 185,353.08 by Messrs Johnway Construction and Trading Enterprise for completion in 6-Calendar months and that works done so far is at about 45% complete.
He said, the 3-Unit Classroom Block at Dindor, is part of the several emergency projects approved for needy Schools and Communities across the Country in 2015, adding that, “the MMDA’s were to ensure the successful award and supervision of these emergency projects.

Dr Adutwum said, the 3-Unit Classroom Block at Dindor, was approved and subsequently awarded by the Assembly in 2015 but the Contractor has not reported to site till date, stating, “Mr. Speaker, I must admit that these projects have been delayed. This has mainly been caused by the Contractors.”

The Deputy Minister explained that, the Consultant and the Assembly had directed the Contractors to move back to site in June this year, but they failed to comply.

The Consultant, he said has issued several warning letters to the Contractors paving the way for the possible termination of the Contracts and re-award for early completion.
He assured the MP and the people of Banda and Dindor of Government determination to ensure completion of the projects to provide conducive environment for teaching and learning
But Hon Majisi told THE REPUBLIC, the two separate 3 unit classroom blocks that was started during President John Mahama’s time has been abandoned up to date and making teaching and learning very difficult and challenging for the school.

He said, due to the abandoned projects, some of the pupil in those schools has untold hardship as they do not have any classroom to stay, which he noted does not go well for both the pupil and teachers in teaching and making the schooling unattractive and uncomfortable.

The lawmaker added that, there are several of other schools in same condition scattered in the constituency and therefore appealed to government to act swiftly and complete the projects for proper conducive teaching environment to enhance better teaching and learning in the District.

Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Felix Nyaaba

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