BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MEMBER of Parliament for the Krowor Constituency Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye in collaboration with the Krowor Municipal Directorate of Education has cut sod for the construction of a modern Kindergarten classroom block at Nungua Methodist School which is expected to be completed in 60 days.
The project which is an initiative by the Ghana Education Service through the Minister of education Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, to ensure that every basic school within every district has a kindergarten attacked to it, aimed at developing the children for the future.
Addressing the gathering at a short ceremony at Nungua Methodist, the MP who doubles as the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development said impacting knowledge into the children is the greatest assets that should not be toil with.
“Education is really important, we have to develop our nation and build our human capitals and without the human capitals, we cannot move on as a nation and the foundation that we lay, for our youth and children, are really very important.
According to her, “There are people that really impact into the lives of others because of the kind of foundation that was laid for them and therefore a kindergarten is an educational foundation for children within the country and so for the minister for education to actually proposed such a project means that we all have to give him a thumps up and congratulates him for such an idea.”
Astro-Turf/ Modern Library
She disclosed that an Astro-Turf is going to be constructed at the same venue as well as an ultra-Modern library since the church has made available lands for those projects.
“We will have the Astro-Turf which will help in developing the sporting talents of our children and it will also serve another purpose. The compound had been taken over by erosion, so with a grass cover; it is going to help protect the land and also help in developing talents in the area. We will also put up an ultra-modern community library to help develop the studying capacity of our children.”
She called on the contractor to work within schedule and avoid doing a shoddy work, saying “my advice to him (contractor) is that we don’t want any shoddy work, we want a good work. We want a professional building to be put up.
Children are foundation stone of nation
Mrs Naa Ahinee Clerk, the director of education at LEKMA expressed happiness at the commencement of the project saying “education is the key to national development and the children are the foundation stone of every nation so starting with the Kingdargaton is very laudable.
“We are happy we starting and become the beacon of hope for the kindergarten children. We have been promised 60 days that is two months.”
Church believe in education
Very Rev Ishmael K Quartey, of the Methodist Church told the paper that the church believes in education and that “whenever there is an opportunity we support. We they came and approached us, we thought it was to give the land out.”
He said the churches also have social responsibilities to play not only through the word of God but academics, adding that “education is one area we cherish.” He encouraged all churches that have space for these purposes to make them available.