World Vision Ghana(WVG) has inaugurated a new office building at Sirigu in the Kassena-Nankana West District at the cost of 152,833 .00 Ghana cedis.
Speaking at the ceremony the National Director of WVG, Mr Charles Hubert said the facility is made up of a conference room, four offices, two wash rooms and a centre for children?s activities.
Mr Hubert praised the chiefs and people of the area for giving land for the project and said the NGO had built the capacity of Parent/Teacher Associations and School Management Committees to demand from duty bearers such as the district assembly and the Ghana Education Service to support them improve upon teaching and learning in schools.
He said WVG was to contribute to measurable improvements in the wellbeing of 6.4 million boys and girls and their families spread across 31 districts in all the 10 regions of Ghana by 2015.
He said in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), WVG had provided 127 boreholes and one mechanized water system which were benefiting about 36,600 people out of which 26, 142 are children since it started operating in the District for the past five years.
This, he said, had resulted in household water coverage in the area increasing from 58 per cent in 2008 to 98 per cent as at May 2014, contributing to the reduction of typhoid and diarrheal diseases in children.
The Deputy Upper East Regional Minister, Mr Daniel Syme, lauded WVG for complementing government?s efforts at development and that records confirmed that WVG had contributed to the development of the Region particularly in the area of education and WASH.
The District Chief Executive for the District, Mr George Nontreh, said WVG for the past years had been complementing the District Assembly in its human resource development base and gave the assurance that his outfit would continue to collaborate with WVG to help improve upon the livelihoods of the people.