The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cape North Constituency, Dr Minta Nyarku, on 22nd June 2021 supported the construction of an ICT Centre for the Essuekyir community.
In this digital age, the role of ICT in transforming the fortunes of rural communities cannot be overemphasized. The fact that ICT enhances better teaching and learning method is widely accepted in our world today.
The provision of ICT centres in this Digital Age has therefore become a necessity that cannot be championed by the government alone.
It is against this backdrop that The Youth With Focus(YWF) A non-governmental organization organized a fundraising ceremony with the sole aim of raising funds to construct an ICT Centre for the Essuekyir Basic School.
This colourful event was held at the Essuekyir School Park.
Essuekyir, a rural community under the Effutu Municipal Assembly in the Central Region, has a population of about 3,500 people.
In attendance at this event were dignitaries like Dr Minta Nyarku, the Mp for Cape North, Ben Manso, the assembly member of the area and all family heads of the community.
Dr Nyarku who was also the chairman of the event seized the moment to laud and express his profound appreciation to the organizers of the programme for coming up with such innovative initiative.
The celebrated MP stated that he contracted Tech-Masters Consult to conduct a survey on the state of ICT studies at both Basic and Senior High Schools throughout his Constituency.
Out of the 28 schools that were involved in the survey, the findings revealed that 19 schools had standard ICT labs but with non-functional or no computers while the remaining 9 schools had none.
Out of the 28 schools, 17 schools have some computers whiles 11 schools have no computers at all. Regarding internet facility, 6 schools out of the 28 schools had the internet facility.
“I have the vision of helping my constituents to have more ICT Centres filled with functional computers and I take this project as one of my own projects”, the MP asserted.
The MP donated GHS 5000 and promised the indigenes of Essuekyir that he will support the project to its final stage when it will be ready for the people to use.
The Assembly member of the area thanked the Member of Parliament for such kind gesture and dedication to duty and passionately appealed to all community members to throw their weight behind the project.
By Effah Elvis|Myxyzonline.com|Ghana