The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful (Mrs.), on Saturday interacted with constituents to tailor measures which would bring development to the area.
Her main focus was on Akweibu basic school; an institution with school children who sit on the floor to learn.
Aside the numerous residents who showed up, the affable MP also invited experts in the engineering and education field as well as officials from the Accra Metropolitan Assembly to the event.
In an address to the gathering, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, revealed that she has already donated computers to the school to enhance their studies and promised to continue assisting them.
She also stated that she was working hard to convince the GETFund release funds to speed up the construction of a new school building for the Akweibu basic school.
Even before this comes to pass, Hon. Owusu-Ekuful added that the Major of Accra, Mr. Okoe Vanderpuije has promised to immediately do what he can to give the school and area a facelift.
The headmistress of the school was given the platform to share the sickening experience the children go through before they study. According to her, when school closes, some unknown persons constantly use the classrooms as a place where they have sex, smoke hard drugs and ease themselves.
As a result of the sex acts, the headmistress noted that most of their tables and chairs have been damaged beyond repairs. “This has forced some of the children to sit on the floor and write their notes and exercise given to them”, she said.
The MP and her constituent had a great time when the floor was opened for questions and contributions to come in. She also used the occasion to tour the vicinity to find out more about the area. She found out interesting things and most have been captured in the pictures published below.
Every resident got involved during the meeting
Residents pay attention to their MP as she speaks
An educationalist speaks to the people
A Engineer from Metro road was there
The headmistress of the school shares the heart-aching experience
One of the resident speaks during the forum
Ursula Owusu tours the area
Ursula Owusu steps into one of the classroom to assess the sickening situation
Pupils sit here to learn during class hours
The scattered filth behind the school wall
Just behind the school, filth has been packaged
Not a pleasing place to be but Ursula Owusu was there to help
Ursula Owusu looks distraught as she tours the area
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