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PIAC Finds Oil Money Funded School Project In Nkoranza Being Eaten By Termites

Barely three years after the completion of a six-unit classroom block for the Nkoranza Anglican Primary School in the Brong Ahafo Region, termites have started destroying the doors with the handles and locks falling off.

The project, partly funded with oil revenue, was awarded for contract in 2012 at a sum of GH¢292,251.81 and completed in 2013.

It has six classrooms, a headteacher’s office, a hall for either staff common room or computer laboratory, a six-seater toilet facility and two urinals.

This came to light when the Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and the Institute of Financial and Economic Journalists, embarked on project monitoring on Wednesday.

The trip was sponsored by the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) under the Good Governance Project.

Mr James Diyori, the Head Teacher of the School, said they started using the facility in 2014 and it houses the Kindergarten, Primary 1, 2, 3 and Junior High School 1 and 2.

He said by 2015 the termites had invaded the place and started eating the doors of the classrooms and the urinals due to the poor quality of wood used, as compared to the old structure, which was built some decades ago but had its doors intact.

Mr Diyori said though the project has been completed but because it has poor quality doors, it was better to study there than in dilapidated structures and under trees.

The team continued its monitoring to the Nkoranza South Senior High Technical School to see the progress of the Free Senior High School Policy implementation.

Mr Atah Amponsah Frimpong, the Headmaster of the School, said it had received food items from the national buffer stock and some cash allocations for the successful implementation of the policy.

Other items received from the SHS Secretariat include textbooks, school uniforms and house jerseys.

He indicated that although the textbooks for the core subjects had been received, none of the elective subjects have been supplied.

Mr Forster Oteng Amoako, the Accountant, said when complaints of delays of payment were made to the National Secretariat, responses were not forthcoming and called on it to work on bridging the communication gap.

Source: GNA

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