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 public and private institutions and individuals, is aimed at supporting the development of educational infrastructure in the constituency.
Dr Akoto disclosed this at the inauguration of two schools, which were financed from the fund at GH¢ 60,000 at Ohwimase and Nyankyerenease, both in the constituency last week.
The projects included a three-classroom block for the Anglican Primary School at Ohwimase, which cost GH¢40,000, and a two-unit classroom block for the Nyankyerenease Methodist Kindergarten, which cost GH¢20,000.
Furniture was provided for all the three classrooms in the Ohwimase project.
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 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 if he was elected, and gave the assurance that he would never renege on his promise.
He stated that this year, six projects would be completed for various schools in the constituency.
He further 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 have something to show from his education fund.
He urged parents to take keen interest in the education of their children because the children were the future leaders of the nation.
Dr Akoto emphasised that politics without development was of no use so 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 Timber Company and the BLLC Timber Company for the various supporting roles they played in bringing the project to fruition.
The Chief of Ohwim, Nana Appiah Kubi, commended the MP for his initiatives and said, “This is what every MP should be doing”.
He told the schoolchildren to take their studies seriously so that they could advance in their education.