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The DCE who announced this at the 59th Independence Celebration, at Bongo, mentioned Education, Health, Youth Empowerment and Rural Electrification as some of sectors that had seen advancement.

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He said under the Government’s Better Ghana Agenda, the District had established eight Senior High Schools with four of them being Government-owned and the rest established by the communities, assisted by the Government.

“The District has also established over 100 basic schools, while more of them are being built and plans are far advanced to get the area a Teacher Training School,” he stated.

Those investments, the DCE noted, was all aimed at empowering and transforming the youth to become part of the Government’s Transformational Agenda of Ghana.

Mr Ayamdor said the District Assembly had also constructed more than 30 Community-based Health Planning and Service (CHPS) compounds and provided support to students to pursue various courses like Midwifery and Pharmacy to augment the staff strength of the hospital.

He said under the Ghana Social Opportunity Project, a number of dams and dugouts had been rehabilitated, which had empowered many young people in the area to go into dry season farming instead of travelling outside the District to seek for greener pastures.

As part of programme, many feeder roads, which were in deplorable conditions, had been worked on, thereby opening the area to farms and making it easy to cart farm produce to the marketing centres.

He said with the Government’s extension of the Rural Electrification project, coupled with skills training offered by the Assembly, the Youth and some women’s groups, had become gainfully employed.

The DCE said the Government would continue to roll out more interventions to empower the youth and to help reduce poverty in the area.

Mr Duncan Nsoh, the District Director of Education, noted that the District had made significant progress towards gender parity in education, high enrollment and retention in schools due to the pro-education nature of the leadership of the District.

He gave the assurance that the Education Directorate would leave no stone un-turned in its effort to ensure that it achieved quality education to help boost the human resource base of the District.

Source: GNA

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