October 29, 2022

The Member of Parliament for Akyem Oda Constituency, Hon. Alexander Akwasi Acquah, has disclosed that monies meant for rehabilitation of parts of facilities which were destroyed by rainstorm in Akim Oda Senior High School is ready and very soon the contractor will move to site.

On Monday, 17th May, 2022, the Oda Senior High School was hit with a rainstorm.

The storm which accompanied a downpour around 3:30 p.m. ripped off the roofs of the three-storey girls’ dormitory block, parts of the boys’ dormitory blocks, some masters’ bungalows, the pantry and other facilities.
Two female students of the school were injured, and property worth thousands of Ghana cedis destroyed displacing more than 250 of the students according to the headmaster, Evans Boafo.

Hon. Alexander Akwasi Acquah speaking to the school authorities during the handing over ceremony of three projects namely ultramodern toilet facility, six unit classroom block and a three unit classroom block to the school.

The MP announced that he has lobbied for the rehabilitation of the school facilities that were affected during the rainstorm and very soon the contractor is going to move to site for the full renovation of the blocks.

According to him he has followed up with all the necessary procedures for the awarding of the contract for the rehabilitation, He assured the authorities.

Hon. Alexander Akwasi Acquah said, he knows that, old students of Oda Senior High School have mobilized funds for that particular projects but now that funds meant for these projects are ready he will plead with them (Nananom) to rechannel their funds raised for the reroofing of facilities in the school to a different project. On behalf of government, He expressed gratitude of government for their intervention and self help spirit to the old students “Nananom”.

In his quest to show his support for their efforts, He donated GH5,000.00 as a top up to the old student’s funds.

The Assistant Director of Education for Birim Central Municipal, Mr. Wiredu Addo, thanked the Member of Parliament for how supportive he has being to the education sector in the municipality.

He urged the school authorities to take good care of the facility.

Ms. Nora Georgina Kwofie, Assistant Head Administration, said they appreciate all the work Hon. Alexander Akwasi Acquah, MP for Akyem Oda Constituency is doing for the school and promised that they are going to take good care of the buildings which was handed over to them by the MP.

She said a dormitory which was accommodating 17 girls some 60 years ago is now accommodating about 1500 girls which means there is a need for a new girls’ dormitory.
She pleaded with the MP to help them build three storey building which will house the girls in the school. She said, this will help the school to accommodate more girls in the boarding house to ease the difficulties these girls goes through commuting to and fro Oda to the school.