Loitering by students and other children of school going age will soon be banned in the North Dayi District of the Volta Region.
According to Edmund Attah Kudjoh, the District Chief Executive (DCE) of the area, plans are in place to give the move a legal backing to ensure smooth enforcement.
He said “the assembly in consultation with the traditional authorities and other relevant stakeholders will pass a by-law to deter students from loitering around late in the evening in their respective communities.”
The law when passed will also ensure that all children and young people of school going age, particularly basic and senior high school, will not loiter during school hours.
The move, according to Mr. Attah Kudjoh, is to ensure that students spend quality time studying instead of loitering, adding “those who are also seen loitering about at night during funerals and other social events will also not be tolerated”.
He indicated “the impressive record of Vakpo Secondary School as one of the schools that excelled in the 2018 Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations is a good improvement which needs to be sustained. I’m hopeful that the new by-law will ensure discipline and bring more academic gains to the district.”
Mr. Kudjoh who was speaking at the 2018 town hall meeting of the district held at Anfoega Adame under the auspices of the Ministry of Information also announced that more teachers will be recruited to fill the vacancies at the various schools in the area. Apart from that, pre-exam tests and classes have been initiated to enhance academic performance.
Projects and Programmes
He announced that apart from already completed and commissioned projects, about 22 projects were at various stages of completion in the area of education, health, water, sanitation, among others. He gave an assurance that the assembly was committed to completing and handing over the projects for use.
With regard to the ‘One District, One Factory’ programme, he said the assembly was receiving proposals from interested parties to construct a processing facility in addition to the existing pack house project which packages pineapples and mangoes.
Secondly, the assembly had secured a land for the commercial cultivation of cashew under the ‘Planting for Export and Rural Development’.
To facilitate all government’s projects and programmes, the assembly had also established offices of the National Commission for Civic Education, Non-Formal Education, Centre for National Culture, and the National Board of Small-Scale Industries in the district. Other offices that are about to be created are MASLOC, National Health Insurance and Youth Authority.
Member of Parliament for the area, Joycelyn Tetteh, commended the assembly for its work so far and pledged to support the assembly to ensure development comes to her constituents.
The occasion was also used to help persons with disabilities (PWDs) to improve their living conditions. About 70 PWDs benefitted from deep freezers, hairdressing kits, barbering kits, dressmaking kits, wheelchairs, crutches, tabletop provision shops, among others.
The meeting which was attended by chiefs, assembly members, departmental heads, PWDs, students and other stakeholders was highly commended by residents.