The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West has handed over GH¢100,000 worth Information Communication Technology (ICT) center to the chiefs and people of Nyakrom in the Agona West of the Central Region.
Mr Samuel Kweku Obodai, the MP, who handed over keys to Okofo Katakyi Nyakoh Eku X, Omanhene of the Traditional Area, said the project was financed from his share of the MP’s Common fund.
The ceremony coincided with a durbar to climax Annual Akwambo Festival of Chiefs and People Agona Nyakrom.
Thirty of the estimated 60 computers and accessories have been installed and the rest would brought soon, Mr Obodai said, adding that the establishment of the center was one of his top visions for Agona West Constituency.
He said a bus would be procured from his share of common fund to help convey students from cluster of schools in and around Agona Nyakrom to the center.
The MP said arrangements have been made with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to post ICT teachers to center to manage the facility.
Mr Obodai advised adults in the area to take advantage of the facility to acquire computer knowledge saying ICT learning has numerous benefits.
He expressed concern about the poor Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) results of the area and promised to collaborate with Agona West Municipal Assembly, chiefs, Assembly members and other stakeholders to reverse situation.
Mr Obodai said collaboration has been made with the Unique Fire Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Accra, to assist orphans and widows in the Agona West Municipality to improve their living standards.
He called on the teachers in the area to upgrade themselves at the University of Cape Coast Distance Learning Campus at Agona Nyakrom to enhance effective teaching and learning.
Okofo Nyakoh Eku appealed to the parents to invest in their children’s education to enable them become responsible adults.
He appealed to parents to stop purchasing expensive funeral wears, shoes, and desist from other unprofitable expenditures which militate against the progress of the children’s development.
He expressed appreciation to the MP for the provision of ICT to the town and hoped that it would go a long way to assist students and adults in the area to become computer literates. GNA