BY PHILIP ANTOH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE CHIEFS and people of Danfa in the Madina Municipality in the Greater Accra Region are appealing to the Minister of Education and Ghana Education Service to speed up process to construct a senior high school (SHS) in the area to ease the hardship of people travelling long distance to access education.
According the chiefs, Danfa and its four adjourning communities, namely Otinibi, Addoteiman, Kweiman and Amehia, have no government secondary school and therefore junior high school graduates have to travel long distance to West African SHS at Madina or other places for SHS education.
This made the chiefs and opinion leaders allocated a six-acre land at Danfa for the construction of an SHS in the area.
On Saturday, January 12, 2019, all the five chiefs in the communities joined hands with the youth to clear the land, which, according to some sources, is gradually being encroached upon.
Speaking on behalf of Nii Amasah Dzani, the regent of Danfa, Nii Neequaye Amasah said the royal family and the chiefs had agreed to use that land for the construction of an SHS to lessen the burden of both parents and students.
Nii Amasah added that the chiefs would go the whole hog to protect the land and called on the government, the Ministry of Education and the GES to speed up the process of constructing an SHS for the people.
The chief of Otinibi, Nii Adjei Kweidza Mensah, said the land was allocated to the government some years back and so wanted the ministry to either provide a fence or construct a security post on it to deter encroachers.
Nii Mensah again appealed to the government to expand the only existing government hospital in the area, provide an ambulance and renovate and refurbish the existing junior high schools in the communities to make learning more friendly.