Peaceful Communites To Get More Govt Projects, says Muoboghare

Applauds Communities Embarking On Self-Help Projects
COMMISSIONER For Basic and Secondary Education, Delta State, Prof Patrick Muoboghare has assured communities which support the execution or maintenance of existing government’s projects of more projects.
Prof. Patrick Muoboghare also said government was often delighted when communities, through self-help, contribute to the development of infrastructure.
The commissioner spoke last Friday at Asaba-Ase in Ndokwa East Local Government Area, which funded the re-roofing of two blocks of classrooms in the secondary school in the community.

“This type of self-help projects delights government. “What Asaba-Ase community has done by re-roofing these classrooms on its own is very commendable and it will encourage the government to do more for the community by siting more projects and providing it more incentives,’’ he said.
The commissioner urged other communities to emulate Asaba-Ase, saying the government alone could not develop the state. He said governance was a collective endeavour involving the support of individuals, organisations and communities.
Muoboghare, who was on an unscheduled inspection visit to the school, said the effort was a demonstration of community spirit and love among the people.
“Government has a deliberate policy that any community which supports a project located in it, in execution, maintenance or protection, will enjoy more government presence. “It is intended to reward communities that are united and enterprising and to also encourage others to emulate them, ‘ ‘he said.
While inspecting on-going renovation of a block of six classrooms in the school, he frowned at the slow pace of work and charged the contractor to expedite action and complete the job without further delay.
The Commissioner was shocked to hear that the school had only three teachers but commended them for their dedication to duty, especially working in a rural coastal community.
He promised that more teachers would be posted the school before the middle of the year and urged to the students to remain disciplined and show seriousness in their academic work.