A 3-unit classroom block for Nyanyama R/C Primary School in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District, awarded on contract in 2020, has been abandoned, forcing pupils and teachers to undertake lessons under trees and in crumbled old rooms.
The School with an enrollment of about 100 pupils was expected to have been completed in 2020, but was soon deserted after the presidential and parliamentary elections in 2020.
Hon. Rapheal Kula, Assemblyman for the area told Yagbon News on Friday that the education facility also lacked furniture for both learners and teachers.
He appealed to education authorities and duty-bearers to take swift action to revamp the ‘dumped project’ and alleviate the plight of children and staff as the psychological and health implications of learning under trees could be severe.
Information gathered by the Yagbon News indicated that, the contract was awarded in 2020, and work started immediately, but halted soon after the 2020 polls.
According to the Assemblyman, repeated attempts to get the contractor back to continue the project proved futile.
According to him “the issue of the abandoned project has become a concern on daily basis, yet we are not seeing any positive result.”
“At the moment, the pupils are sitting under tress to observe classes,” he said.
Hon. Rapheal Kula is therefore appealing to the District Assembly to help salvage the over 100 pupils and their teachers from having regular lessons under trees that expose learners and teachers to health risks.