Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has presented 150 vehicles to several Senior High Schools in the continued fulfillment of a pledge by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to provide the necessary logistics to ensure access to quality education for Ghana’s.
Made up of 100 buses and 50 pickup trucks, this latest provision of vehicles form part of a broader, ongoing effort by the government, through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and other stakeholders, to not only increase access to education for every Ghanaian child but also provide the necessary infrastructure and logistics to create a conducive environment for teaching and learning.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, held at the Accra High School on Monday, 31 January 2022, Vice President Bawumia recalled that in March 2020 he handed over, on behalf of the government, 365 Isuzu Double Cabin pickup trucks out of a total of 840 procured, to all Metropolitan, Municipal and District Directorates of Education, as well as selected agencies under the Ministry of Education.
I also handed 493 out of a total 2,000 motorbikes to aid the work of circuit supervisors and to further enhance their supervisory roles in the education sector. I further announced that the government had procured 350 buses for our Senior High Schools in this country and we distributed 100 of those buses in July 2020″.
“Today It is indeed an honor for me to hand over a total of 150 vehicles, including 100 buses and 50 pickup vehicles for use in our secondary schools.”
Dr. Bawumia underscored the importance of an efficient transportation system in the education sector, particularly in light of the flagship Free Senior High School program, and pledged Government’s commitment to doing even more.