A sod-cutting ceremony has been performed for the construction of a kindergarten block for the Evangelical Presbyterian Primary School at Vakpo in the North Dayi District in the Volta Region.
When completed, the new building will replace an old one which has deteriorated and leaks badly when it rains.
The contract, awarded by the North Dayi District Assembly to Blessing Construction Company, is expected to be executed within six months.
In his remarks, the District Chief Executive, Mr Stephen Timinka, said the project was part of the Presidential Initiative Programme to construct two kindergartens in each district this year and added that there were other projects such as a magistrate court, a CHPS compound, a police station, hospital, classroom blocks already awarded on contract to be completed for the new district by May next year.
He said the projects were designed to benefit the people and also open up job opportunities in the area.
Mr Timinka advised the youth hired for their labour to offer diligent services to the contractors for the mutual benefit of the district.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for North Dayi Constituency, Mr George Loh, commended teachers at the school for their endurance and teaching under deplorable conditions and expressed the hope that it would be a thing of the past.
He called for improved cooperation and two-way communication, among Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Committees (SMCs) to inform both parties on the needs of the school, and added that some of the problems facing schools could be solved through effective engagement with stakeholders.
Mr Loh said mathematical sets and shoes had been distributed to schools in the constituency through the magnanimity of a benevolent organisation, Bright Generation of Germany, and not from a disability fund as was being speculated from some quarters.
He assured the people that some vital roads had been earmarked for construction but could not commence immediately due to limited funds.