The Chief of Ashifla, a farming community in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Oblija Okudzeoman I has made a passionate appeal to government to help the community with the establishment of a Senior High School (SHS) to boost development of education in the area.
Speaking in an exclusive interview, Nii Oblija Okudzeoman I indicated that the unavailability of SHS is becoming a worry to parents whose children after completing Junior High School, travel out of the community.
He said, in view of that the chiefs and people of the community have made vast land available for the construction of a Senior High School (SHS).
According To Nii Oblija Okudzeoman I, the land earmarked is vast enough to host a Senior High Scool, Hospital and a Social Center.
“However, what we need currently and urgently is for government to assist us in constructing the SHS. The land is there for that and we believe with the help of government, we can go far with these facilities,” he said.
He averred that, “Parents have to send their wards to Amasaman, Bawjase, Amanfro or even Accra for SHS which puts further strain on their pocket.”
Nii Oblija Okudzeoman also explained that Ashifla has fourteen villages with five Basic Schools, hence the construction of an SHS will ease burden on patients and allow their children to also benefit from government’s social interventions; Free SHS.
He said, what the chiefs, being custodians of the land can do is to provide land for government for such facilities and hopes that the Minister of Education will take urgent steps to ensure that the Ashifla community has a Senior High School.