Story by: Emmanuel Amoquandoh (Lower Bobikuma)
The Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur, has cut a sword to officially open an Information Communication Technology (ICT) building at Lower Bobikuma within the Agona West Municipality.
The project was in fulfillment of a promise made by the Vice-President, Mr. Bekoe Amissah Arthur, when he responded to the call of the Chief of Lower Bobikuma to partake in their festival.
She said, the Chief of Lower Bobikuma Nana Kofi Yeboah VIII, told her during the 2012 campaign tour that they need an ICT centre to help the children to be abreast with the current trends of education and for that reason she stand at the very same venue to declare that that promise
has been fulfilled.
Mrs. Amissah Arthur entreated the Authorities to make sure that the building and it content is managed very well.
She further entreated the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. Samuel Oppong to assist in taking good care of the ICT Centre, as well as, the machines and the Library books.
She also told the Authorities not to keep the books, but should be released to the school children. Mrs. Amissah Arthur, stressed that the students of Lower Bobikuma do not write a separate examination from that which the students of Accra writes and for that reason, the children should learn very hard, to also become important people in future.
The Central Minister, Mr. Samuel Sarpong, stated that the ICT Centre in the Lower Bobikuma is a plus in the development of the Country.
He said the world has gone technological, because of that there is no need to delay in catching up with the way new things are done.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Mr. Samuel Oppong said the cost of the project was 120,000 Ghana Cedis.
He assured Mrs. Amissah Arthur that the Neighborhood Watch committee which was inaugurated in November last year, would be the security to take charge of its protection.
The Chief of Lower Bobikuma, Nana Kofi Yeboah VIII, who was the Chairman for the occasion said that the ICT Centre was a dream come true, but
just like Oliver Twist, he again channeled some of their challenges through Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur.
Ha said, they would need a Community Centre, where most major activities would be held. He requested for teachers quarters to enable the teachers to stay in the town to help facilitate learning.
Nana Kofi Yeboah VIII called for the extension of electricity, since the community is expanding. He also called on the government to bring them portable drinking water since they only rely on the very few owned by three people in the community.
Mrs. Matilda Amissah Arthur, gave ten new computers, as well as, the set of Library books to be used in the building.