Koforidua, Aug 06, GNA-The Akuapem North District Assembly has initiated 79 developmental projects. Out of the 79 projects, 59 are Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) projects with 30 already completed and in use with the remaining on-going.
The projects include six-unit classroom block each at Awukugua, Okrakwadwo, Atabui, Nyame-Bekyere, Tinkong and Mangoase Junior High Schools (JHS), two-storey classroom blocks for Mangoase, Mamfe Methodist Girls, Nifa and Benkum Senior High Schools (SHS).
Others are four-storey teachers Flat, four-storey teachers' quarters, two-storey boys' dormitory block, all at Benkum SHS at larteh Akuapem and a two-storey library complex for the School for the blind at Akropong Akuapem.
The assembly is also constructing a water reservoir at Aseseaso to solve the age-long Akuapem water problem and in addition constructing rain harvesting facilities in four SHS to augment the water reservoir.
Mr George Opare-Addo, the District Chief Executive, briefed the Ghana News Agency during the Eastern Regional Policy Fair in Koforidua.
He said the projects were centered on education because of the assembly's commitment to the improvement of education in the area.
Mr Opare-Addo said the projects were widely spread across the district to ensure a holistic approach to its developmental agenda.
Some teachers from the Benkum SHS who are beneficiaries of the teachers' flats told the GNA that hitherto most of them had to shuttle each day some as far as from Accra to teach in the school.
They said with the construction of the teachers' quarters they had now been provided accommodation on campus and were therefore able to go the extra mile such as teaching the students sometimes in the evenings.
The Policy fair was to showcase projects and policies of the various municipal and district assemblies in the region within the three and half years the National Democratic Congressgovernment came to power.