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Dambai: Weed Takes over Abandoned ICT Center 4 Years After Its Completion

An information and communication technology (ICT) center that has been built at Dambai in the Krachi East Municipality of the Volta Region to serve students and people in the area has remained under lock since 2014.

A visit to the Center revealed very disturbing development indicating the facility has never been put to use four years after it was completed.

It was observed that weeds have outgrown the abandoned Center, reducing it to serve as domicile for snakes, reptiles and other wild animals for a long time while schools in the area continue to lack these facilities for effective teaching and learning of ICT.

The project which was started by Raphael Kofi Ojumako, then former District Chief Executive of Krachi East and completed in 2014 by his successor, Mr. Peter Awuranyi was to enhance the technological dexterity of students from Oti Senior High Technical, Asukwakwa Senior High School and citizens of Krachi East.

In an interview with some students and residents in the area, they expressed displeasure about how the project has been left to waste when it could have been put to use to benefit students and the public.

The abandoned Dambai ICT Center

According to them, the site had become a dwelling place for rats, snakes, squatters and some other dangerous animals which defeats the purpose for which the project was implemented.

The aggrieved residents are therefore calling on the appropriate authorities to revisit the Dambai ICT Center project so that it would serve its intended purpose.

Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Patrick Charty Jilimah in his reaction, confirmed the situation and blamed the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration for not taking proper care of the facility.

He disclosed that measures are being taken to clear the surrounding of the facility and do some repair works at the Center to make it operational.

Hon Jilimah also added that the Assembly is doing everything possible to engage an IT Expert to undertake administrative and training work of the facility.

He urged interested persons to take advantage of the facility when fully functional, to equip themselves technologically in order to fit into the world market of IT.

Source: thenewsgh.com

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