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THE MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR BANDA SUPPORTS HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN HIS CONSTITUENCY

The MP for Banda, in Bono-Ahafo, Ahmed Ibrahim has spent 155 thousand Ghana Cedis to shore up education and healthcare delivery in his constituency. 100 thousand Ghana Cedis was sunk in the provision of CHPS Compound plus a two Unit staff quarters for Wewa, while, the MP paid the last tranche of 55,000 Ghana Cedis, being school fees for final year students of the Bandaman SHS. The infant Banda District is confronted by many challenges including those in the education and health sectors. Since 2012, the MP for the area has had to pay the school fees of the 212 current final year students in the only SHS in the District. This is because although the area has a serious problem with the inability of parents to pay school fees, 2012 must have been a particularly bad case. The Bandaman SHS, which was two years old at the time, had to be rescued by the MP due to a very severe case of non-payment of school fees leaving the school with little to go on. Ahmed Ibrahim has paid a total of 140, thousand Ghana Cedis in three tranches since then. During a visit to the school to pay the last tranche, the MP, urged Parents to prioritize the education of their children since it is the best way to safeguard their future. The Headmaster of Bandaman SHS, which currently has 446 Students, Emmanuel Sammor-Duah, also advised parents to spread out the payment of the 75 Ghana Cedis, in installments, to make it easier on them. He said the MP cannot pay fees on their behalf forever, hence the need for them to take it up. He pointed out that farmlands in the area are dwindling, meaning that farming would probably not be an option for their children in the future. They therefore need education in order to create other career paths to safeguard their futures. The MP, who was accompanied by the DCE for Banda, Jacob Boateng and other Officials of the District Assembly, then moved to Wewa, where the MP, using his share of the NHIS Fund has constructed a CHPS Compound and a two unit Staff quarters, valued at 100 thousand Ghana Cedis. The MP and his Delegation arrived to find the people in a joyous mood, amidst singing and dancing. Welcoming them the Chief of Wewa, Nana Sie Yaw Kakabako, thanked the MP, for fulfilling four out of the five requests made to him. He said they have a new school block, boreholes, electricity and now a health facility. He said the outstanding request is the construction of the Wewa- Dorbor Trunk road, which he hoped would be tackled to give them some relief. The DCE for Banda, Jacob Boateng urged the people to own the facility and maintain it effectively to ensure longevity. The MP, Ahmed Ibrahim, for his part said soon three other communities; Nyire, Fawoman and Bofie will also have CHPS Compounds, within three months and the end of 2016. He also revealed that plans are afoot to build Durbar grounds for most communities in the Constituency, starting with, Wewa, Buase and Kabronu. The MP was joined by the Chiefs from the area to commission the facility. A motorcycle and other medical equipment were also presented to the Ghana Health Service for the running of the Compound.
 
 Source:Biiya Mukusah Ali/http://newspaper.developghana.com/  
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