The Obuasi East District Chief Executive (DCE), Madam Faustina Amissah, has performed the ceremony to mark the start of construction works on a GH¢250,000 Junior High School (JHS) block at Ayease.

This is to end the discomfort of children in the community, who after completing primary school are forced to make daily round trip of about nine kilometres to access JHS education at Diawuoso.

The district assembly is providing the funding and on completion, it would have three classrooms, an office and a store.

Madam Amissah told the contractors to do everything to make sure that the deadline was not missed and “there is also value for money”.

She said the expectation was that the project would be ready before September, this year, – the beginning of the academic year, to enrol fresh students.

Education was a major priority of the assembly and it would continue to make certain that “there is access and there is quality”, she added.

The DCE encouraged the people to live up to their tax obligations to enable the assembly to raise more revenue to fund the implementation of development projects in the communities.

They could not over-depend on the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) for everything and that was why they needed to improve on internally-generated revenue performance.

“I am appealing to Ayease community to actively participate in the assembly’s effort to raise enough revenue for the development of the district.”

She spoke of plans to build a ginger factory in the community under the “One District One Factory” initiative to create jobs and wealth for the people.

Dr. P. Boakye-Yiadom, the Member of Parliament (MP), asked that everybody found space to contribute to the progress of the area.

Nana Kwaku Forkuo11, the chief, said the JHS block was a felt need of the community and applauded the assembly for making this “a dream come true”..


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