The vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has come to the aid of students in the Kperisi Primary School in Wa where students lack school furniture and have to study on the floor.
Dr. Bawumia, who made a brief stop at the School on Friday, while on his way to the Wa East Constituency for a tour, informed the Head Teacher of the school, Madam Rosina Diedong that the conditions he had seen demanded immediate action and that he had therefore ordered school furniture for 500 students.
Dr. Bawumia, who went through the Basic 1, 2 and 3 classrooms, urged the pupils not to be daunted by the current conditions and to study hard to become great future leaders.
The former deputy governor of the Bank of Ghana has been in the Upper West region since Saturday and has so far visited over 40 communities in the Wa East, Lawra and Lambussie Constituencies.
On Monday, Dr. Bawumia, during his initial rounds in the Wa East Constituency, pledged a borehole for the Funsi Secondary School, after authorities in the School sent an SOS message to the economist on hearing of his presence in the Funsi Community.
Upon arrival, Dr. Bawumia was informed of the water crisis that had hit the school and the fact that students of the school had found it difficult to find water for bathing and other activities in the preceding days.
The situation prompted the NPP Vice-Presidential candidate to immediately announce that he will fund a borehole project for the school.
Dr. Bawumia funded the development of a similar borehole project for the Gambaga Girls Senior High School last year.