Story by Carlos Afanou

La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LADMA) in the Greater Accra region has budgeted GH¢1,394,424,74 for the rehabilitation and facelift of some dilapidated school structures in the municipality. The beneficiary schools include La Estate Two Primary and Kindergarten, Maale Dada Basic School, and Chiringa Complex KG.

Mr. Solomon Kotei-Nikoi, the Municipal Chief Executive of LADMA, disclosed this when he led chiefs and staff of the Assembly to the affected scolds and handed over documents to contractors to begin the project.

He explained that most of the affected schools had their roofs ripped off and ended up in a dilapidated condition due to bad weather and poor maintenance. He lamented that the situation had adverse effect on teaching and learning in schools within the municipality.

In breakdown, he said that out of the total amount, GHC 580,000 on South LA Estate 2 Primary and KG and GHC349.023,05 on Chiringa Complex KG.

Mr Kotei-Nokoi indicated that the government attached much importance to education as the key element for the nation's development, adding that it was the reason for the government's continuous commitment of more resources to the education sector.

He claimed, "The best legacy any leader can leave to its future leaders is education, since is the hemp of development, contractors are awarded with the contract to complete rehabilitation work on the affected  school buildings within three months and my officials will devise a mechanism for monitoring and keeping a check on ongoing repair works which should be up to standards".

Mr Fiifi Boison, Managing Director of Maksams Company Limitex, who spoke on behalf of the contractors, expressed appreciation to the Assembly for the trust they had reposed in them and assured of working hard and effectively to beat the dead line.

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