The Ho Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Isaac Kodobissah, have reacted to recent media reports that hundreds of dual desks were left at the mercy of the weather for several months at the Assembly yard, saying that, the Assembly only provided a place for the contractor to fix the desks which had not been well sorted.
“It was this process of assembling the furniture that some people failed to understand that the contractors have to finish with the assembling process, apply weevil-free chemical and final polishing; and subjecting them to inspection and final handling over to the assembly for onward delivery.” Mr Kodobisah further explained.
The M.C.E made the comment when he presented 1000 mono and dual desks to the Municipal Education Directorate for onward distribution to 33 basic schools in the Ho municipality on Friday.
Mr Isaac Kodobisah, said the package which is the first consignment delivered to the assembly by MOFRA and Sons Construction Limited, is in fulfillment of President Mills’ “Better Ghana Agenda”.
He also disclosed that, the second and third consignments consisting of 800 and 1000 pieces will soon be handed over to the assembly by Ossei Bossie Limited and Deltafa Limited respectively for onward presentation to the schools.
Mr Kodobisah said Senior high schools within the municipality have also received their allocation of classroom furniture directly from the Ministry of Education. Adding that, aside the supply of furniture, government was providing classroom blocks, free exercise books and uniforms with an increase in the capitation grant towards attaining quality education.
Deputy Director of Planning at the Municipal Education Directorate Mr John Teku, on behalf of G.E.S, expressed gratitude to government for the gesture, saying the desks would alleviate the furniture plight facing the schools and urged the heads of beneficiary schools to make good use of the furniture.