Regional News Sat, 19 Mar 2016

Two communities clash over Mahama Day School

Two communities in the Aowin District of the Western Region have clashed over the location of a community based Senior High School to the District.

Member of Parliament for the constituency, Mathias Kwame Ntow says the constituency is one of the districts to receive one of the 200 community based schools but the project has come to a halt because of misunderstanding between two communities.

While some chiefs and people in Bioso believe the school should be built in their town, residents in Jema also believe they should get the school.

This, according to Mr. Ntow, has raised tensions and hampered construction.

He said the Chief of Jema and his elders petitioned with a site plan to the Ministry of Education asking for one of the government’s community bases schools in their area, though President Mahama has promised to put up the community school in Biso which is also in the same district.

“Upon the president’s promise, the project begun in Bioso but has been delayed because the chief and people in the other town are not in support of the school being built in Bioso” he said.

This notwithstanding Mr. Ntow appealed to leaders of the two communities to remain calm and make development of the constituency their priority irrespective of where the school is situated.

Source: adomonline.com