November 24, 2014

A Deputy Minister for Education, Samuel Ablakwa has disclosed that government has over the years invested more than Ghs5 billion into the educational sector.

He explained that  “quality education is key in deriving optimal value from Ghana’s natural resources…This is why government is investing more than five billion cedis over the period with 30 per cent of the national budget dedicated to education.”

The Deputy Minister was speaking at the Government of the People Forum being organised by the Ministry of Communication to interact with citizens on development projects across the country.

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The Takoradi event, the seventh in the series, was under the theme: “People Matter, You Matter, Everybody Matters.”

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, Minister of Communication, said the forum formed part of the transformational agenda of the NDC government to secure the nation a true middle income status.

Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, the Regional Minister said government had undertaken massive infrastructural development since 2009 in the region alone.

He said some contracts have been awarded for the construction of six and three classroom blocks as well as two-unit Kindergarten G blocks.

The Minister also said a regional assessment centre for special education has been constructed and six community senior high schools across the region have also been built.

He said the government was committed to improving the road network within the area, especially the emergency asphaltic overlay of selected arterial roads- Agona-junction Elubo road and Asankragwa-Enchi road.

The Minister also revealed that six district health centres had been earmarked for upgrading into hospitals.

He said a total of 129 CHPS compound were being constructed across the Western Region, while about 918 rural electrification projects have been awarded on contract.

Source: GNA