General News of Mon, 21 May 201823
'Massive infrastructure for SHSs soon' - Akufo-Addo
All Senior High Schools (SHSs) will see massive infrastructural development by the end 2018, President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised.
He said on Sunday in the Brong Ahafo Region, where he has been on a three-day tour that government was in the process of procuring 70,000 mono-desks for SHSs.
Also, 42 Community SHSs, he announced, would be upgraded to a model status while 75 selected SHSs would be expanded so that a lot more students can benefit from the Free Senior High School policy.
The president, who interacted with some traditional rulers in Sunyani acknowledged the contributions of the chiefs and people of the region towards the enhancement of agriculture and national food security, adding that the important role traditional authorities played in national development could not be over-emphasised.
To that end, he assured the traditional rulers of the region that his government would continue to make regular contact with them in identifying and addressing the needs of the people.
Nana Bofo Bene IV, the Vice-President of the Brong-Ahafo Regional House of Chiefs and Paramount Chief of Dwenem-Awasu Traditional Area in the Jaman South Municipality, appealed to the president to have the necessary funds raised for the rehabilitation of the Sunyani-Kumasi highway, which, he said, has become a death-trap.
Earlier, the president and his entourage, including Ministers of State and Members of Parliament, joined worshippers at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church at Nkwabeng, a suburb of Sunyani to worship with them.
President Akufo-Addo presented GHS 20,000 to the Church towards its 20-year anniversary celebration.