The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Afram Plains North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Betty Krosby Mensah, has financially assisted some eleven students in her constituency to pursue further education at the tertiary level at a tune of Ghs 10,000.
This forms part of the MPs quarterly duty performance seeking to improve the standards of living of her constituents.
At a brief ceremony which brought together some Constituency Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) alongside families of beneficiary students was held at the forecourt of the office of the MP at Donkorkrom. Also present was the Constituency Chairman of the NDC Galinor Prosper, who presented the cheques to the beneficiary applicants on behalf of the MP.
The Chairman encouraged the students to learn hard and also prepare themselves psychologically to accept postings to the constituency to help contribute to the development of the constituency.
Prosper Galinor said “There are about 573 communities in our Constituency and it will be a very great opportunity for the students here to witness the poor and lack of learning centres for basic pupils in the constituency, the MP could have refused to pay school fees and rather use the money to construct classroom blocks, Pavilions, etc. for the schools in the constituency.
“We must therefore be grateful to God for giving us Hon. Betty who is really displaying her motherly love by combining all these activities so well that as I speak 10 Pavilions are being put up in some communities and school fees are also being paid on daily basis”.
Recounting some essential roles played in the education sector Prosper Galinor revealed that the the Member of Parliament who is only two years in office has initiated many projects from her MP’s Common Fund in the area of education
“She initiated the construction of ten pavilion school buildings for communities including Ansonkope, Dzakpatakope, Kamalo, Mayikpor,
Preda Segble Nature, Boyirideka, Tegeni, Kwaku Dade No 2 and Apapasu Battor”.
“Since education is one of her priorities she is currently paying the allowances of some 15 community teachers employed to support teaching in schools where we are lacking teachers, They are receiving Gh150.00 per month per teacher.
“She also supported the education directorate with an amount of Gh1,000.00 for the payment of electricity bill for the only ICT Centre in the District” the Constituency chairman pointed out.
He added that the MP has donated a flat screen TV to Atakora DA JHS for emerging the best performing school during 2017 BECE in the Eastern Region. She also donated about 700 pieces of Mathematical set to all 2018 basic education certificate examination candidates in the district.
“Our mother Betty Krosby Mensah as part of her willingness to see improvement in our education sector paid for the repairs of the official vehicle of our District Director of education of the Ghana Education Service at the cost of Ghc5000”.
He explained that the effort played and its achievement are not audio where you can hear but can not see and feel by the ordinary citizen saying the MP has opened and finished an ICT center for the Ntonaboma Presby JHS with 13 brand new computers after donating five sewing machines to St. Mary’s Vocational SHS at Adeamra, while supporting the renovation of the Donkorkrom Agric Senior High School (DASHS) kitchen.
The students were very grateful to the Member of Parliament for such assistance. Some even attested to the fact that it wasn’t the first school fees assistance they had received from her.
Source: William Dei-Gyau ||