Deputy Energy Minister designate, Dr Mohammed Amin Adam has cut sod for the construction of Public Schools at Kambonsiya in Karaga.
The project forms part of the Valco Trust Fund’s “Zero Under Trees” aimed at constructing 5,000 schools over the next five years. This involves the removal of schools under trees and rehabilitation of dilapidated school buildings.
The GHS3.5 billion initiative is in partnership with the Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Energy.
Speaking after the sod cutting ceremony, Dr Amin Adam who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Karaga, said the project was aimed at eradicating schools under trees and provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
According to him, “Through Valco Trust, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Education, these children will have a school block in three months time.”
He added that “Education continues to be the candle that illuminates dark spots in our society, empowers communities to defeat poverty and provide the resources for long term development. We will therefore continue to highlight inequities in the distribution of educational infrastructure and mobilize resources to address these challenges.”
Present at the ceremony were the Northern Regional Minister Alhaji Shani Alhassan Shayibu, District Education Directorate, Chiefs, Imams and Opinion Leaders.