Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who severed as the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of tertiary under for President John Dramani Mahama’s administration, has on 16th May, 2020 promised to offer a cash compensation package to five hundred and seventy (570) teaching and non-teaching staff from forty-five (45) private schools within his constituency by May ending.
The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, on Thursday, 28th May, 2020 has announced that, his outfit has fulfilled a promised made to private basic school teachers within his constituency.
According to him, he has concluded direct cash transfers to 659 indomitable teaching and non-teaching staff in the North Tongu Constituency.
He disclosed that, the figure comprises some five hundred and seventy (570) teaching and non-teaching staff from forty-five (45) private schools and eighty-nine (89) volunteer teachers in public basic schools who are not on Government payroll.
In addition, Mr. Ablakwa noted that, “this MP’s initiative to ameliorate the plight of private school teachers who have not received salaries since March, 2020 after presidential Akufo-Addo’s directive to close schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic has now been successfully implemented.”
In providing more and detailed information, the legislator has revealed that, the source of funds for the intervention include: MP’s Common Fund financed 30% of the promised; MP’s personal contribution catered for 20% and MP’s fundraising efforts from donors accounted for the remaining 50%.
“I express my heartfelt appreciation to all those whose generosity have helped us make this initiative a resounding success. I am eternally indebted to my army of dedicated volunteers who authenticated the data and verified the MoMo transactions. May God bless every one of you greatly.” He expressed appreciation.
Mr. Ablakwa finally said, as he has maintained – “we are all in this together, we shall defeat COVID-19 together and like the Phoenix, we shall rise from the ashes together.” He assured.
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