Tamale Metropolitan Assembly (TaMA) hands over dual desks to basic schools


The Tamale Metropolitan Assembly has handed over a total of 700 metallic dual desks to the Ghana Education Service (GES) in the Metropolis. 

The dual desks are to be distributed to seven (7) needy schools most especially the Arabic and English schools with the aim of providing adequate furniture for an enhanced standard of education in the Metropolis. 

In a brief address to hand over the furniture, the Mayor of Tamale, Honorable Sule Salifu, indicated that the Assembly through the Social Cohesion (SOCO) project intended to construct about two thousand (2000) metallic dual desks to improved furniture deficit within the Metropolis. 

“Through the SOCO project the assembly is constructing about two thousand dual desk and today about 700 dual desk is ready, as you can see if we allow it to continue to stay outside here with the rain coming rusting will take place and that will defeat the purpose of which the furniture was constructed, and so we want to start the distribution and await the remaining 1,300 furniture”, he said. 

“We have realized that our kids are suffering a lot in many of the schools. They have no furniture to sit on, and that discourages them from  going to school. If we are calling on parents to send their children to school I believe that the authorities have the responsibility to ensure that the facilities that are suppose to give them a conducive environment to study must be provided, and that is why His Excellency the President of the republic included TaMA in the SOCO funds; and that is what we are using to construct this furniture to at least reduce some of the challenges our children face in the schools,” he narrated.

The Mayor of Tamale further explained that, education is the best investment that any parent can give to the child, hence it is prudent as leaders of the society and government officials to support that call by providing furniture to the schools 

“It is true that education is the best investment that any parent can give to the child so we need to as leaders of the society and government officials support that call in terms of the provision of this furniture.” 

In his short remarks, the Tamale Metropolitan Education Director, Mr. Nelson Naakinib Konlan, while commending the management of the Assembly for the intervention, also called on the Mayor to expedite action on the remaining furniture that are yet to come to ensure a wide coverage of the schools in the Metropolis.  

He thus charged the chiefs, opinion leaders, assembly members, residents in our various communities to be interested in the welfare of the furniture to help reduce furniture deficits.

Story By: Alhassan Yakubu |www.diamondfmonline.com |Ghana.

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