Addressing challenge of furniture in schools is my priority- Bolgatanga MCE.

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The Municipal Chief Executive of the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly, Amiyuure Joseph Atura, has stated that the provision of furniture and the creation of a conducive learning environment in schools within the municipal assembly is his top priority.

According to Mr. Amiyuure, he has vowed to address the challenge of furniture in basic schools instead of “building structures” to score political points “like other politicians do”.

Speaking on Day-Break Upper East on A1 Radio, Mr Amiyuure agrees that many basic schools in communities within the assembly face a huge challenge of furniture deficit. He was however quick to indicate that he has made a procurement of some 1,500 pieces of mono desks under the Urban Development Grant (UDG) which have been distributed to schools.

“My assessment of the furniture situation in these schools was not too good. I realized that in some of the schools, children are without furniture”…… I have made it my priority and I have vowed to address the challenge with furniture in schools……..Under the Urban Development Grant, I have been able to procure 1,500 mono desks that were distributed to basic schools” He noted.

Mr. Amiyuure said the financial burden on the coffers of the assembly among others account for the inability of the authority to provide every need of schools timely.

He hinted of the assembly’s plans to procure more furniture for onward distribution to schools to reduce the impact of the challenge on pupils. He however did not tell the time frame within which these plans will be executed.

The MCE comments come after a report by A1 Radio’s Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen told a story of how pupils in many basic schools within the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly lie prostrate to receive tuition during class hours.

On the street light challenge that has bedeviled the municipality for the past months, Mr. Amiyuure has assured the people of bolgatanga that repair works will begin soon. He added that he will liaise with assembly members to illuminate areas that are worse affected.

A1 Radio News|A1radioonline.com|Ghana.

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