The headmistress of the Obogu Faith Experimental Primary School in the Asante Akyem South District of the Ashanti Region, one of the schools affected by a rainstorm that hit the community, Gifty Owusu Sarpong, has appealed to the government to quickly come to their aid to avoid disruption in teaching and learning.
The storm hit on Sunday, 20 March 2022.
Speaking to Class91.3FM’s Ashanti regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah, the headmistress explained: “It affected 2 classrooms, that’s Class 6A and Class 6B, [about] which we have informed the MCE and those stakeholders concerned. So, we’re looking forward to hearing from them”.
She noted that it is a double-stream school and, so, the students have been reallocated to the other classroom to avoid a disruption in teaching and learning.
“We’re continuing with our academic work; we’ve combined them. We’ve combined some of the classes. So, we’re in the classroom learning”.
She added: “I’ll plead that the government should come to our aid to help us so that we can continue with our teaching and learning. I know that they’ll come but they should speed up their action to come and help us.”
The storm that hit the Asante Akyem South District in the Ashanti Region ripped off the roofs of about 120 buildings.
It also displaced scores of people in the community.
Apart from schools, houses were also hit.
A transformer that supplies power to the community was also affected by the storm leading to a disruption in power supply.
The Assembly Member for the area, Kwaku Asante, told Elisha Adarkwah that about 500 residents of the community have been displaced by the rains.
He further disclosed that two of the community’s public schools were also hit by the storm.
Mr Asante, however, noted that the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) and the District Chief Executive of the area have visited the community to assess the situation.