Former President John Agyekum Kufuor on Friday appealed to politicians and political parties to eschew partisanship on matters that affect national development.

“Let us put partisanship aside when it comes to crucial matters,” he said.

President Kufuor made the appeal when inaugurating the Abossey Okai Cluster of Schools Rehabilitation Project in Accra.

The former President is also President of the Alliance for Africa Foundation, an international non-governmental organisation, which financed the project.

He said whilst government tackled developmental projects, the involvement of civil society was needed, to accelerate national development.

“We did this work to promote equality of education to all children in Ghana, and not for political gain,” he said.

President Kufuor said a crucial area of national development that needed attention was education, adding that increased literacy promoted development.

“Enriching the quality of human resource begins with ensuring that one has adequate education to build him for the future. A child without sound education is permanently damaged for life”.

He urged the school authorities to ensure that the facility was well maintained, to ensure that the education of children within the area was well catered for.

Mrs Elizabeth Afosah-Anim, Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, said modern facilities and infrastructure were needed for efficient and effective teaching and learning.

She urged parents to desist from disrupting studies of their children, since the available opportunity was to study, to secure better future as adults.

Mr Theophilus Tettey Chaie, Member of Parliament for Ablekuma Central, expressed appreciation to former President Kufuor for the initiative in an area that was a business community with low educational standards.

“I assure President Kufuor that we would endeavour to maintain this project,” he said.

The School comprises a kindergarten, primary and Junior Secondary School , has a student population of 600 students.

The project included strengthening of dilapidated classroom blocks, a fence wall and painting. GNA

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