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WESLEY GRAMMAR SHS: Sheila Bartels, NLA cuts sod for construction of 20-seater toilet facility

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma North Constituency, Sheila Bartels has cut sod for the construction of a 20-seater ultra modern toilet facility for the Wesley Grammar Senior High School.

According to the MP, access to proper sanitation facilities in secondary schools will help stop the spread of many diseases and parasites such as diarrhea among the students.

Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, the MP said "The least we can do as Representatives is to ensure that the resources and facilities needed to give a good learning environment are provided"

"So I am very thankful to God and the Administration of the Wesley Grammar school and also the National Lotteries Authority for agreeing to support this project"

"I am praying that in a few weeks not months, we will gather again to cut the sod for our AstroTurf. Its been 3 months and we were looking for lands fir our AstroTurf and Rev. Akron said, we should come to Wesley Grammar and that they have lands for us"

She appealed to the school Authorities and students to take good care of the facility when completed"

On her part, Coordinator, Good Causes Foundation, National Lotteries Authority, Hajia Amma Frimpomaa commended the Mp for approaching NLA with this project.

She also stressed that the provision of toilet facilities in schools helps in dealing with the huge barrier to education where children frequently miss school due to hygiene-related diseases.

She used the opportunity to advise students to stay away from staking lotteries and betting.

Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly, Kofi Ofori charged the students to make good use of government's Free-SHS policy to acquire more knowledge.

He lauded the Akufo-Addo administration for the Free-SHS adding that without its introduction, it would have been difficult for some parents to fund their wards to schools.

"Make good use of the Free-SHS. I wish I had Free-SHS during my time. I wish Government had added a bill to each student's Free-SHS and I am sure that would have changed the perception of some parents about the policy"

"People sometimes do not put value on the Free-SHS policy but assuming each parent was presented with a bill, they would have commended government for its efforts"

Contractor of the project assured the MP, NLA and the School Authorities that his firm will complete the construction of the project on time.

The project was sponsored by the National Lotteries Authority.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith



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