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Regional News of Friday, 29 May 2020

Source: GNA

Sefwi-Akontombra DCE cuts sod for the construction of Islamic school block

Louis Owusu-Agyapong, (in white) Louis Owusu-Agyapong, (in white)

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sefwi- Akontombra in the Western North Region, Mr Louis Owusu-Agyapong, has cut the sod for the construction of a six-unit classroom block with an office and store for the Nuru Islamic school at Akontombra.

The project, according to the DCE, is been funded by the Zongo Development Fund and was expected to be completed in four months to improve upon Islamic education in the area.

Cutting the sod, Mr Owusu-Agyapong said the Nana Addo-Bawumia government was committed to bringing Development projects to Zongo communities across the country, hence the creation of the Zongo Development Fund initiative.

He said the Zongo Development Fund through the Ministry of Zongo and Inner City Development last year sponsorship two Muslims from the District to Mecca as well as constructed a mosque at Tumuda.

He expressed gratitude to President Akufo-Addo and the Zongo Development Fund for giving the District its share of Zongo Development Fund projects.

The DCE called on Muslims communities to give the government the needed support in order to benefit from more of such projects.

He warned the contractor against shoddy work and urged him to complete the work on schedule.

Alhaji Salifu Zidan, an Opinion Leader from the Muslim community who spoke on their behalf, commended President Akufo- Addo and Mr Alex Djonoboah Tetteh, Member of Parliament for Sefwi- Akontombra for all that they have been doing for Muslim and Zongo communities in the District.

According to him, they had sent many petitions to the Akontombra District Assembly for the construction of the school block but to no avail.

He indicated that it was only during the Akufo Addo Government that Muslims in the District were sponsored to Mecca for the first time.

Mr Sylvester Afenu in charge of Heartberg Company Limited, the construction firm executing the project promised to complete the project on schedule.