The people of Chuchuliga Community living in various parts of the country are raising funds to build a Senior High School for the Community. The Community, which is situated in the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region, lacks a Senior High School, compelling the students of the area to seek for second cycle education in other places.
Briefing the community members about how far the project had gone at this year’s home coming of the “Achula Associations” at Chuchuliga on Saturday, the Chairman of the Planning Committee, Mr Edmond Alagpulinsa, disclosed that the six -unit Classroom block, which was being built on a 46 acre land secured through the efforts of the Associations was at the window level.
“Work on the School has been quite progressive and remarkable. We started with six-unit classroom block and it is with much joy to state that the building is at the window level. But for shortage of funds, we would have reached the lentil level as we still have enough blocks for the project”.
The Chairman of the Planning Committee also informed the members of the Associations that two boreholes had been sunk at the project site and commended the Methodist Development Relief Services and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Builsa North, Mr James Agalga, for providing the boreholes.
He appealed to all the branches of the Associations throughout the country and outside of the country to double up their efforts by continuously contributing to help complete the project.He said aside the School project, competitions were often organized among Junior High Schools in the area and the best students selected to be supported by the Builsa Education Endowment Fund.
To help promote peace in the Builsa Traditional area, Mr Alagpulinsa, said the Associations usually organized football competitions among themselves and mentioned for instance that this year’s homecoming saw the Chuchuliga Community playing a football match with the Wiaga Community, a neigbour community.
Mr Patrick Tangbayere, the Headmaster of the Sandema Senior High school, who chaired the function, paid tribute to the Achula Associations for deciding to start the school project and urged other communities in the District to follow suit and not to wait solely on government for support.
Mr James Agalga, the MP for the area, commended the community for the project and entreated them not to allow their political differences to disintegrate them but to place premium on the development of the area.
The Chief of the Chuchuliga Community, Nab Francis A Asangalis II, urged the youth of the area to shun negative practices such as drug abuse and to take their education serious so as to help contribute to the development of the community.The Chief appealed to the Government to roof the maternity block of the Chuchuliga Health Centre, which was damaged by rain storm and to upgrade the facility to a polyclinic status to help cater for the growing population of the area.
The homecoming event which was heavily patronized saw the various branches of the Association making donations for the school project.