The Member of Parliament for the South Tongu Constituency Honourable Wisdom Kobena Mensah Woyome has donated a total of two hundred (200) bags of cement and two tracks of sand to Dabala Senior High Technical School (DASTECH) in the South Tongu District towards the school’s fencing project.
The management of the school through the office of the headmistress madam Rose Nyawuto has made a request to the South Tongu MP for a support towards a fencing project the school wants to embark on.
The Member of Parliament who is determined in developing second cycle institutions within his constituency has today, Monday, 22nd February, 2021 donated the materials to the school. According to him, he would associate himself fully to the start of the fencing project till its completion. The MP, in a short ceremony has handed over the cement to the Headmistress of the school, so that the project can kick start. Hon. Woyome said, he will monitor the molding of the blocks and the project until it is completed.
Wisdom Kobena Mensah Woyome also promised to support the school in any form including labour for the molding of the blocks in order to have the school fenced like other schools in the South Tongu District.
According to him, Currently, St. Catherine SHS, Sogakope SHS and John Dramani Mahama’s new E-Block are in different stages of completing its fencing project, as a result, Dabala Senior High Technical School (DASTECH) also need to be fenced as soon as possible.
“It is not only for the fencing but to help enforce discipline among the students and to prevent them from loitering around in town when they are expected to be in school to learn. I want to give you all the assurance so that anytime you need anything, do not hesitate in contacting me as you did not hesitate in making a request to my office for further support to ensure the project comes to completion. I am ever ready to support the agenda being pursue by the school.” Hon. Woyome said.
The MP also promised to give the school two tracks load of sand to start molding the block as early as possible. He noted that, his doors are wide opened for any support towards the completion of the project. ”This time around, I think, l have to focus on Dabala Senior High Technical School (DASTECH)” The MP assured.
Headmistress of the school madam Rose Nyawuto who received the donations on behalf of the school thanked the MP for the donation to start the fencing project. She said, they are grateful the MP has responded promptly to their request in time. “I would like to assure you on behalf of the school management, students, staff and the board that, the cement donated to the school will not remain in the room and caked.”
Madam Nyawuto further asusured Hon. Woyome that, they are going to start molding the blocks immediately, to start fencing the school especially at where the encroachment has stated from.
She has also appealed to the MP to help sensitize the community members on the fencing project, because when they start this project, there is going to be a lot of negative reactions since the path leading to the old site through the school is going to be blocked. According to her, the project when completed will deny the people direct and open access since the entire school become a tourer fare for the community folks.
“The community will not be happy we are denying them access to the school environment by fencing the school but we have to do this to protect our students and the entire community. This is because, sometimes, it is sad to say that, some of our students are attacked by unknown individuals in the community. We are grateful the police is also assisting us in enforcing the security of students and teacher.” She explained.
The headmistress has disclosed that, the female students are being harassed by town men. According to her, when students sleep during the hot weather conditions, they sometimes raise their curtains at night for fresh air. Town boys and men use the opportunity to pip through the windows to watch the girls while asleep. “Town boys will go and be pipping through the windows and be watching the girls while asleep. When we told the chief about this, he and his elders also helped us to curtail some of this bad behaviours. With you coming on board, we are assured that, we can start this project and end it well. “Madam Rose Nyawuto said.
Daniel Dela Katsekpor, a form two student in the business department on behalf of the student body has extended their appreciation to the MP for his support towards the school. He appealed to the MP to do more for the schools.
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