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Assembly’s development effort would cover deprived communities

BY: Sebastian Syme

The Upper Manya Krobo District Assembly has stated that its elaborate development programme to either provide or improve existing social amenities will cover all deprived communities in the area.

It therefore asked the people in communities not yet covered to be patient and wait for their turn, since not all the communities could be catered for at the same period.

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This was contained in a press release signed by the District Chief Executive (DCE), Mr Joseph Tetteh Angmor, dated January 24, 2013.

The statement was in reaction to two publications in the  January 22 and January 23, 2013 issues of the Daily Graphic to the effect that pupils of Siblinor, a deprived community in the area, study under temporary structures and that people in the same community do not have good drinking water.

According to the release, the school in question was owned by Madam Mary Agbetor until it was absorbed by the Ghana Education Service last year and that it had been included in the assembly’s development programme to replace the structure with a modern classroom block just like numerous such schools where the pupils now study in good classroom blocks.

It said the DCE recently visited Siblinor to assess the probability of drilling a borehole there but after Madam Agbetor had informed him that she had already sourced for funds for that purpose, the assembly thus decided to see to the rehabilitation of the school.

The release added that the assembly had earlier presented roofing sheets, as well as furniture, textbooks, exercise books and school uniforms to the pupils of the school.

It commended Madam Agbetor, a native of the area, for her assistance to the community and appealed to individuals, especially citizens of the area living outside the country, to emulate her example by assisting in the provision of social amenities for the people.

Story by A. Kofoya-Tetteh