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Children In North Dayi Dce Banned From Attending Funerals

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Children in the North-Dayi District of the Volta Region will from henceforth be severely dealt with if found at funerals and loitering around late in the night.

The caution was given by the District Chief Executive of the area, Stephen Timinka, during the commissioning of two classroom blocks for Aveme and Botoku traditional areas by the Volta Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afortey-Agbo.

Mr Taminka expressed dissatisfaction about the declining level of academic performance and increasing level of teenage pregnancy which he attributed to parental neglect and incessant loitering of pupils, especially at night and high indiscipline and immoral practices among pupils.

He therefore called on parents to complement the efforts of teachers by supporting the education of their wards, adding that they should stop attacking teachers when their wards are punished for wrongdoing.

The two projects which were initiated by Akua Sena Dansua, former MP of the area and currently an ambassador designate were a three-unit classroom block for Aveme-Amanfrom Resettlement Basic School and a six-unit classroom block for Bokoku EP Basic School with ancillary facilities for both.

The projects which were funded by Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and the Special Projects Fund of the Ministry of Finance were completed at costs of GH?90,000.00 and GH?180,000.00 respectively. The two schools were among the many buildings that were affected by a heavy downpour that hit the area last year.

The Mankrado of Botoku Traditional Area, Togbe Atakora commended government for making education accessible.

He however mentioned the deplorable nature of roads and lack of potable water as some major challenges of the area.

The Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo assured Ghanaians that government was ever ready to serve them at the ?peril? of their lives to make Ghana a better place. He therefore urged colleague politicians particularly MDCEs not to fail the electorate but initiate economically viable projects and programmes that would enhance their development.

He also called for close collaboration between traditional authorities and government in ensuring quality education delivery and urged teachers to make great personalities out of their pupils.

In a related development, the North Dayi District Assembly, through the support of the Volta River Authority?s Resettlement Trust Fund also supported some victims of the rainstorm in Aveme with relief items such as roofing sheets, nails and slightly used clothing.

From Fred Duodu, Aveme And Botoku

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