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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejura-Sekyeredumasi in the Ashanti Region, Muhammad Bawah Braimah, has reiterated his commitment to improve the standard of education in the area as he donated100 bags of cement, 120 dual desks and 20,000 exercises books to some educational institutions in the constituency.
The donation, according to him forms part of his promise in the round-up to the December 2016 elections towards the successful renovation and resourcing of some educational institution in the constituency.
He said it was also his commitment to ensuring that every child has an opportunity to quality education to help the area get rid off poverty because education remains the backbone of development.
The 100 bags of cement went to Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES). Apaaso M/A primary received the 120 dual desks, while the over 20,000 pieces of exercise books went to schools in the municipality as part efforts to reduce the burden on parents.
Bawah indicated that the renovation of the dilapidated structures of ICCES within the constituency would help actualise his vision of unlocking the challenges of youth unemployment and transform Ejura-Sekyeredumasi municipality.
The effort, he added would also create a conducive environment for the students to be able to study well to improve their academic performance.
Before the donation, pupils of Apaaso M/A primary were either sitting on benches or lying on the floor to study, a situation teachers said affected their academic performance.
Hon Bawa who is also the immediate past Municipal Chief Executive for the area told this reporter that the donation is in line with his vision to bring some form of change to poor students in the constituency.
“It is my pleasure to change the narrative. I want to see students feel better in the constituency,” he stated.
In his view, government alone cannot solve challenges in the educational sector and that, all stakeholders must come on board to bring hope to children who are often described as future leaders.
While expressing his gratitude to the people for reposing confidence in him and giving him the opportunity to represent them in Parliament, Bawah reiterated his commitment to ensuring that development is brought to the door steps of the people with an emphasis on education and youth development.
In a similar development, the MP also called on the police service to intensify patrols at Ejura and it’s environs to curtail the menace of Fulani herdsmen attacking farmers.
He said, following the operation Cow Leg at Agogo area, most of the herdsmen have moved their cattle to the Ejura area to feed their animals and eventually destroy farmerlands.
The situation, he said has led to some farmers losing their farm produce and he had to intervene to get compensation for them, adding that if the police do not step up their operation worst would happen more than Agogo.
The Deputy Director of Education, Beatrice Kyerewaah, who received the books on behalf of the schools, thanked the MP for the gesture and assured him that she would ensure its fair distribution.
Source: Kwesi Coomson, Parliament