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Amansie West expands school feeding coverage

BY: News Desk Report
Nii Lartey Ollenue — District Chief Executive for Amansie West
Nii Lartey Ollenue — District Chief Executive for Amansie West

The number of schools benefitting from the Ghana School Feeding Programme (GSFP) in the Amansie West District in the Ashanti Region has increased from 14 to 56 in the last two years.

Currently, only six schools are left uncovered, but the district assembly is hopeful that they would be taken care of.

The District Chief Executive (DCE), Nii Lartey Ollenue, made this known at Manso Dominase during his tour of a number of communities in the district to explain government policies and programmes to the people.

As of May 31, 2019, the DCE and heads of some of the decentralised institutions had visited 27 communities where he interacted with the people.

Some of the communities were Manso Akontam, Manso Kyenkyenase, Manso Abode, Manso Dominase and Manso Kwahu.

Nii Ollenue said in line with the government’s social development policy, it intended to spread the School Feeding Programme to majority of schools.

Other projects

He said the cocoa mass spraying exercise was on course in the district, with only few communities in need of additional gangs.

At Kyenkyenase, Nii Ollenue said the district assembly would construct a multipurpose kindergarten block for the town.

At a durbar at Manso Akontam, the people complained about the bad stage of a six-unit classroom block being sponsored by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund), and called for urgent attention to complete it.

At Manso Abore, the DCE inspected work on an ongoing small water project which was about 90 per cent complete.

When he met the people at Manso Dominase, Nii Ollenue promised that the assembly would complete their three-unit classroom block whose roofing was ripped off by a recent rainstorm.

At the well-attended durbar at Manso Kwahu, the DCE promised to support the community to construct their junior high school block to enhance effective teaching and learning in the school.

He later presented assorted items to the Muslim communities to support their Ramadan fast.