AN education fund instituted by the Member of Parliament (MP) for Kwadaso, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, about a year ago has realised about GH¢200,000.
The fund, which solicits support from individuals, public and private institutions is aimed at supporting the development of educational infrastructure.
Dr Akoto made this known at the inauguration of two school blocks financed by the fund at a cost of GH¢60,000 at Ohwimase and Nyankyerenease last Monday.
The projects include a three-classroom block for the Anglican Primary School at Ohwimase, and a two-unit classroom block for the Nyankyerenease Methodist Kindergarten.
All the classrooms in the Ohwimase project were furnished.
Dr Akoto underscored the importance of education in the development of the nation and gave the assurance that he would do everything possible to sustain the fund so that more projects would be undertaken in the constituency.
The MP stated that the shift system operating in the Ohwimase school as a result of inadequate classrooms, was expected to end with the completion of the project.
He said while on the campaign trail for the 2008 election, he made a promise to undertake various educational projects when he was elected, and gave the assurance that he would never renege on his promise.
Dr Akoto stated that six projects would be completed for various schools in the constituency this year and promised to establish a computer centre for schools in the constituency next year.
The MP assured all the 14 communities in the constituency that each of them would benefit from his education fund.
He urged parents to take keen interest in the education of their children because children were the future leaders of the nation.
Dr Akoto emphasised that politics without development was of no use and that was why he was determined to use his energy and resources to help in shaping the development of the constituency.
Dr Akoto commended the Ghana Education Trust Fund, LLL and BLLC Timber Companies for the various supporting roles they played in executing the projects.
The chief of Ohwim, Nana Appiah Kubi, commended the MP for his initiatives and stated, “This is what every MP should be doing”.
He advised the schoolchildren to take their studies seriously so that they could further their education.