The Paramount Chief of the Gbamkoni community under the Bunkprugu district of the northern region has bemoaned the unhealthy and unhygienic conditions at the various rural Senior High Schools in the area. According to the Chief, congestion of children at their dormitories exposes them to insecurity and dangers. He said the students are at the mercy of the bad weather and infectious disease.
He alluded that, some dormitories where these students lay their heads in the night doesn’t even have louver blades to cover their windows. He mentioned the Wulugu Senior High School and Bunkprugu Senior High School as classical examples where the infrastructure issue is critical to teaching and learning.
“I just visited my son in one of the SHS and it was too sympathetic. Our children, we are sending them to kill them, not to educate them, you will get to a dormitory, no louver blade, nothing and the children are parked more than 20 or 30 in a particular dormitory. I think it is disheartening, if government can do something about that; I can mention the name of the school that is Wulugu SHS, it is very serious; I think Bunkprugu is not an exception. I think government should sit-up” he stated.
He added: “since education is one of the priorities of government and part of the oil money is used to fund it, they should improve on it, either than that, our children are suffering.” Chief Haruna Nasinmong Laar II made this known to members of the Public Interest and Accountability Committee on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 during stakeholders’ forum at the Bunkprugu District Assembly.
He also lamented further that agricultural inputs provided under the Planting for Food and Jobs programme is not available and accessible to the inhabitants. According to him, some individuals monopolize the whole arrangement and also alleged that, the items are sent to neighboring Togo to sell and deprived them.
Meanwhile, the Public Interest and Accountability Committee is in the northern region to inspect some projects executed with the oil revenue. On his part, the Vice Chairman of PIAC, Dr Thomas Kojo Stephens encouraged the citizenry to serve as watchdogs over developmental projects developed in the area especially those with funding from the oil revenue. He implored them to always report to the committee when they suspect about non-existing projects at their areas.
story by: Mohammed Gadafi, northstarfmonline.com _ email@example.com