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THE Wa Municipal Assembly has procured nine electricity generators valued at ¢21 million to support the President’s Special Initiative (PSI) on Distance Education for schools in areas without electricity.
The schools will receive the generators next week, to enable them make use of television sets acquired by the assembly for their use under the PSI.
Mac Adams Banda, the Municipal Chief Executive, said this during a tour of some areas in the municipality. He also paid courtesy calls on some traditional rulers.
Mr Banda said that so far, the assembly had taken delivery of 25 television sets from the Office of the President at a cost of ¢100 million.
Mr Banda said that the PSI on Distance Learning was vital to the advancement of education and that children of the Wa Municipality should not be denied the opportunity to better their lot.
He urged the people to take advantage of the fee free education programme initiated by the government and send their children to school.
Touching on other activities of the assembly, Mr Banda said that it was promoting the establishment of a Mango plantation project to feed a juice factory to be established soon.
He said that under the project, interested farmers would be assisted with mango seedlings and other inputs to plant and nurture to maturity.
Bukari Fannaa, Assembly Member for Kpongu electoral area and chairman of the area council, appealed for the regravelling of the Wa-Kpongu trunk road which is in a deplorable state.
He also urged the assembly to provide the area with a small-scale dam to boost dry season gardening to stop the youth from travelling to the south for jobs.