Government has decided to revisit the abandoned E-blocks school facilities under the Ghana Education Trust (GetFund) project to improve standard of second cycle education and make it accessible to rural communities.
The move is to help resolve challenges confronting the implementation of the Free Senor High School policy due to lack of building infrastructure resulting in the introduction of the double-truck system.
The Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin-Salih, made this known during the first ordinary session of the Upper West Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for 2019 in Wa.
The meeting was attended by Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs) and Heads of Departments of government agencies.
Attending the session for the first time since assuming office as the Regional Minister, Dr Bin-Salih noted that government had invested so much in the education sector, particularly the free SHS and would adopt practical measures to address any challenges that confronted the implementation.
According to Dr. Bin-Salih, “Construction works on some of the abandoned E-blocks and other GET Fund projects embarked upon by the previous administration are being worked on and new GET Fund projects have also been awarded on contract in the region.”
He added that the government prioritises education above other sectors of the economy and would continue to investment in infrastructure to improve accessibility and quality of performance.
Some of the projects included assembly hall complex at Lawra Senior High School, single storey dormitory block for Daffiama SHS, single storey dormitory block for Tumu SHS/Technical, and six-unit classroom block with staff common room at Daffiama SHS.
He said there was the need for provision of infrastructural facilities to be able to eliminate the double -track system
Touching on Health, Dr. Bin-Salih revealed that, the delayed works at the new Upper West Regional Hospital has since resumed and would soon be completed for operations.
He also made known to the house that the two novel district hospitals at Issa in the Daffiama- Bussie-Issa District and Funsi in the Wa East District were ongoing.