Hon. Bright Lenwah (MCE), left, in a handshake with the Municipal Director of Education, Mr Jonathan Korsinah

The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Nkwanta South Municipal Assembly, Honourable Bright Lenwah, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, presented five hundred and ninety-nine (599) dual desks to the Education Directorate for onward distribution to schools in the Nkwanta South Municipality.

The presentation is a testament to the ongoing Gulf of Guinea Northern Regions social cohesion (SOCO) project aimed at preventing conflict spillover from the Sahelian countries to targeted northern regions in the Gulf of Guinea countries – Ghana, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, and Togo, by improving the social and economic resilience of those regions.  

Mr Abass Ibrahim, the Municipal Planning Officer, who gave the purpose of gathering at a short handing-over ceremony, disclosed that 48 districts are beneficiaries of the SOCO projects. As one of the project’s components, the presentation aims to mitigate the high deficit of pupils to furniture ratio in schools in the municipality.

“A minimum of 1500 dual desks would be provided to schools in the municipality this year”, the MCE, Hon Lenwah assured.  He expressed the hope that the furniture will be put to good use. Hon. Lenwah encouraged head teachers to make provision for the repair of furniture when they get broken.

The Municipal Director of Education, Mr. Jonathan Korsinah, expressed his appreciation to the MCE and the administrators of the SOCO project for the furniture. “The gesture will go a long way to help some communities where you cannot find a single piece of furniture”, the director stated.  

Story by: Daniel M. Ahiatrogah & Emmanuel Sappor

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