The Oforikrom Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Gloria Temmah Gambrah, has called on the public not to politicize the free education policy, but to be assured that plans are in place to make sure that the free education policy remains strong and not at the neglect of teachers. “… government will never sabotage the activities of teachers in the country but rather empower them to do more” she said.
She made this statement when the Assembly organized a community durbar as part of deepening the decentralization process to give all stakeholders the opportunity to interact with duty bearers and to express the challenges confronting them as a community.
Speaking at the durbar which took place at Anwomaso, the MCE used the opportunity to elaborate on the free SHS and the free Compulsory and Universal Basic Education policy (fCUBE). She made it clear that the policy was designed to make education accessible to all children especially the poor and the needy.
Hon. Gambrah reiterated the fact that Oforikrom as a new Assembly carved out of KMA had most developmental projects concentrated in central business areas, neglecting other communities within the Metropolis, hence the need to meet up with these deficits created as a result.
She added that within this short period that the Assembly came to being, it has embarked on some major development namely; reshaping of roads, construction of bore holes and providing street lights within the assembly. She added that currently a contract has been awarded to Prefos, a private company to soon start fixing street lights in areas yet benefit.
The MCE promised the people of Anwomaso that they will be beneficiaries of the syno-hydro project which will ensure that most of the township roads are rehabilitated.
Hon. Kwabena Marfo, Member of Parliament for Oforikrom constituency, on his part presented five boxes of street lights to the community and hinted of plans to construct a Municipal Hospital.