School children urged to study hard
The Effutu Municipal Chief Executive Mr John B. Ninson, has advised school children in the Municipality to make their education their topmost priority to acquire knowledge and skills to become productive future leaders.

Date Created : 3/12/2018 6:38:46 AM : Story Author : Rosemary A.Obeng Yeboah

He said soon they would take the place of the leaders in society and without education that dream would be a delusion.

Advising the children as part of activities to mark the 61 years anniversary of Ghana, the MCE said education was the tool for the development of every county.

“In line with of this the Assembly, in collaboration with the office the Member of Parliament, Mr Alex Afenyo-Markin, is putting in place measures to support many children in the Municipality to further their education,” he said.

Mr Ninson said the efforts at improving education standards in the area were yielding results, adding that of the 1,285 students who sat for the 2017 Basic Education Certificate Examination, 881 passed representing 70.2 per cent.

He said Effutu was among the first districts to be engaged in the “One District One Factory Programme,” due to the hard work of Mr Kwasi Addai Odike, who presented the implementation plan to the Implementation Committee of the Assembly, based on which approval was given to establish the factory.

“The proposed factory comprises a desalination plant to produce clean soft water of which salt would be a by-product, the clean water would then be used to grow hybrid tomatoes to be processed into tomato puree for domestic use and export, and this is likely to employ thousands of the youth to reduce the unemployment rate in the Municipality,” Mr Ninson said.

Dr Emerson Kojo Ahia, the Acting Municipal Director of Health Services, who schooled the children on the Lassa fever, said it was an acute viral infection disease and the early symptoms include fever, general weakness and malaise.

He said there was effective drug in place for its treatment and advised them to report to the health facilities when they experienced those symptoms as late reporting could result in shock, disorientation, coma, multiple organ failure and death.

Present at the ceremony were Mr Afenyo-Markin, the Effutu Traditional Council, led by Neenyi Ghartey VII, Paramount Chief of the Area, chiefs and elders of the Muslim Community, assembly members and heads of decentralised departments and institutions.