MiDA builds 243 schools
Mr. Martin Eson-Benjamin, the Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) says MiDA has constructed 243 school blocks in 30 farming districts across the country.
He stated “though the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), Ghana Programme focuses on improvement of commercial agriculture, a significant portion of it is spent on the provision of social infrastructure like schools.”
Mr. Eson-Benjamin disclosed this at Karaga in the Northern Region at the
Inaugural ceremony of a six-classroom block, with a stone and teachers bungalow for the Longogoe community and stressed that “education is a catalyst for development and an important agent for economic transformation.
He added “it is for this reason that MiDA has spent so much to bring quality education to the children of farmers.”
According to him, during the needs assessment studies for Ghana’s Compact in 2005, Karaga came up as one of the new districts which needed a lot of assistance.
He noted that educational facilities in the district are not adequate and MiDA, therefore, allocated 20 classroom blocks, ranging from two six-classroom blocks.
He said that was the highest number of school facilities constructed in any district in the Northern Agriculture Zone under the programme.
Mr. Eson-Benjamin said all the school has been provided with sanitation facilities and sets of furniture.
Ramps for the handicapped, rain harvesting systems and 1,000 gallon tanks for water storage has also been provided, whilst all the school blocks in the district have been provided with teachers’ accommodation.