Even though is widely known that education is the key to success, most rural areas in Ghana lacks the proper facilities for education and Hiamekyene is not an exception.
Residents of Hiamekyene in the Afigya sekyere east in the Ashanti Region cries onto the government for a new primary school block. The school which was made with woods and zincs by the residents themselves since its establishment have been in its old state without renovation.
Speaking to Agya Obour known in the community as Stone, who has stayed in the community for over 20 years disclosed that, the school was made with woods by the residents themselves for about 8 years now, and it has not been renovated since establishment.
He said the students get beaten by rain when it becomes windy especially during the raining season. Mr Agya Obour noted that, the member of parliament (MP) for the Afigya sekyere east constituency Hon. Mavis Nkansah Boadu has promised to build them a new school block, but they don’t know the exact day and month the project would be commenced but they have started clearing a piece of land. He further stressed out that the member of parliament Madam Mavis has assured and asked them
to be informed if they are done with the land clearing. Some of the students disclosed that on most occasions they are left with NO choice than to sit on the floor to learn and write since there is no furniture.
According to them, they are forced to close when the clouds seem heavy because of fear of the rain and since their structures are in poor conditions they face a great challenge with hot sun. Maame Amponsah who
happens to be a resident also said, the education of their wards is very crucial to them and they would be very
happy if the member of parliament comes to build the new school as she promised likewise calling on the government and independent bodies to come to their aid to help secure the future of their wards through education.
Story By: Anfred