The people of Guruyiri, a farming community in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba District of Savannah Region have appealed to Government to provide them with basic social amenities which are lacking in the community.
Speaking to Yagbon Radio, the Assembly Member for the area Hon. Yaani Moses said the community has no school block and that matter a member of the community gave out his house that is being use as the school block.
He bemoaned that a community like Guruyiri should no be there without a befitting school block.
Hon. Yaani stated that, there was an agreement to give Chanayiri 3- unit class room block and also give a 3 – unit class room block to Guruyiri when there was disagreement as to which community should benefit from a six unit class room facility by the District Assembly.
Chanayiri fortunately received a 3- unit class room block but Guruyiri was denied.
The disagreement was as a result of a stream between these two communities that children cannot risk crossing to one side for education.
The Assembly Member appealed to government to give them a school block, electricity, school feeding program, road, CHPs Compound and a bridge but on their needs assessment, the school stands tall.
Reacting to the issues raised by the Assemblyman the Deputy Coordinating Director of the District, Mr Ibrahim Abu, said it is really unfortunate the community is left behind in terms of development.
Mr Abu said their road has been awarded for construction and that the contractor is on site.
For the school it was captured as a six unit class room facility in the annual action plan but the Assembly run out of resources and said it will be executed in 2021.
He said Government is to approve fifty communities for rural electricity project of which Guruyiri is part.
He also said he has been given 14 slots for new enrollment into school feeding and he promised to include the Guruyiri community.
Guruyiri, predominantly a farming community has a population of about 800 and a voter population of about 300.