Nab Francis Akanbegme Asangalisa II, the Chief of Chuchuliga in the Builsa North Municipality, has reminded President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of his 2018 pledge to have the government absorb Chuchuliga Community Senior High Technical School (SHTS) into mainstream education.
Despite appeals and efforts, the school, initiated by community members and completed with the support of the local Member of Parliament, remains unabsorbed by the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund).
The Chief made the reminder during this year's Fuugu festival celebration, themed “Harnessing our development potentials for a better tomorrow.”
The annual festival served as a platform for community members to renew relationships, discuss common concerns, and address development needs.
Nab Asangalisa II emphasized the importance of education and encouraged students not to despair despite challenges.
He urged them to study diligently, emphasizing that community efforts would be in vain if the youth did not take advantage of the available resources.
Mr. Edmond Alagpulisa, Chairman of the Festival Planning Committee, highlighted the significance of the festival as a homecoming event.
He credited community mobilization for achievements such as acquiring land for the construction of Chuchuliga SHTS, extending electricity, providing furniture, drilling boreholes, and constructing a toilet facility.
Expressing disappointment, the Member of Parliament for the area, Mr. James Agalga, lamented the failure of GETFund to absorb the Chuchuliga SHTS, despite his efforts to complete the project and hand it over to the community in January 2021.
He urged the government to fulfil its commitment to absorb the school.
Madam Vida Akantagriwen Anaab, the Builsa North Municipal Chief Executive, assured that the Assembly had followed up on the school's absorption and expressed confidence that it would receive attention in due course, emphasizing the government's commitment to education.