A special initiative by the Bolgatanga Municipal Chief Executive, Rex Asanga, has started yielding results, as two schools in the municipality both received furniture from the project.
It could be recalled that early last year, the MCE instituted a committee of prominent people dubbed the MCE Special Initiative Committee, chaired by Professor David Millar, President of the Millar Institute of Transdisciplinary and Development Studies.
Mr. Asanga said the committee was tasked to identify the critical needs of the municipality, formulate and package the same for the donor projects. The first initiative of the project saw the committee together with the Bolgatanga MCE handed over about 27 pieces of dual desks to the Sumbrungu Primary and Junior High school and St Charles Special School all in Bolgatanga.
At a short ceremony to hand over the furniture, Chairman of the committee, Professor David Millar said the gesture formed part of the committee’s efforts to help address furniture deficit in the municipality.
“The first thing he tasked us to do was to find some support for alleviating the problem of children lying on the floor or sitting on the floor and writing or reading, so this is the first effort of what we called collectively as Municipal Chief Executive special initiative. This one is not from an assemblyman. We have to make it very clear because your colleagues in other schools when they hear this they will say assembly took their money and only came and supported you. This is from his pocket, from my pocket and from the pocket of two or three other people so today I am really happy we are able to do this,” he said.
Prof. Millar also disclosed that the 27 pieces of dual desks which were funded by individuals cost around Ghc4,000.00. The Bolgatanga MCE used the opportunity to appeal to the public to support the initiative. Mr. Asanga described it as unfortunate for students in the 21st century to be lying on the floor to study.
“I want to use this opportunity once again to appeal to the public to support us through this committee. It is so disheartening that I went to school in 1964 and I sat down trees and sat on tables and chairs even at that time and today I am the MCE and my children are sitting on the floor to write very dishearteningly. So we are appealing to all those who have children and education at heart in this municipality. We are saying that just give us one of these dual desks,” he said.
Human Resource Manager, Francis Atinga on behalf of the Municipal Director of Education expressed gratitude to the MCE and his team for the gesture.
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