By: Benjamin Atta Agyemang and Kwame Bomasah
Citizens of Sefwi Chirano in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipality of the Western North Region, have appealed to the government to expedite the process of completion of the Community Day Senior High School.
The School which is one of the E- Block structures, built during the Mahama administration, was opened in 2018, with more than 200 students occupying the ground floor of the uncompleted building.
The Assembly Member for Chirano, Clement Kofi Mensah, told GBC News that the building is 65% complete, without toilet facilities. He said appeals from the Education Directorate to the Contractor to return to site have fallen on deaf ears.
Mr. Mensah, therefore, called on management of the GET Fund to ensure the immediate completion of the project.
“The contractor was on site for a while, when Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo came to power, but due to financial constraint, the project is at a standstill. The whole project is not completed it has affected academic work, so we are appealing to the government to come to our aid, so that the project could be completed so that if the student would get the required facility from the government to provide us with a school bus, for those students coming from afar to come to school early. The road connecting the school is untarred, so we are also appealing to the government to sponsor the contractor so that the whole thing will be done immediately,” the Assembly man stated.
Some Chiefs and Opinion leaders expressed worry about the state of the facility and stressed the need for immediate intervention to stop inconveniencing the students.
“We are a bit worried in the sense that, when the school was opened for the first time, to admit students, the structure hadn’t been completed. So the students have to have a temporary building as RC Primary school and we have had them for sometime before, the government came in to assist. Now the school block was commissioned at a time when the building was not timely completed. I mean there are no wash rooms , no toilets, the whole infrastructure was not completed. Students were housed to temporary accommodation,” they posited.
The Opinion leaders of Chirano continue to express concern about the neglect of their Community Day Senior High School which they say is affecting teaching and learning.