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AOB NPP HOSTS THIRD EDITION OF END OF YEAR DELEGATES MEETING

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AOB NPP HOSTS THIRD EDITION OF END OF YEAR DELEGATES MEETING

Presiding Member, MP & DCE

On Friday, 27th December, 2019, Constituency officers of the New Patriotic Party in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District held it’s  third end of year delegates meeting at Breman Asikuma, the district’s capital.

The end of year meeting which was aimed at fostering a united front for Election 2020 saw to the attendance of Hon. Anthony Effah, the Member of Parliament for the constituency, the District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Odoom, some Constituency Officers, Council of Elder’s and Patrons, Electoral Area Coordinators, as well as Polling Station Executives.

Council of Elders & Patrons

The third edition of the annual end of year delegates meeting recorded a massive turnout which could be estimated to be over 600 delegates.
The Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District could boast of about 664 delegates of which 605 are polling station executives, with 32 Electoral Area Coordinators, 10 Council of elders and patrons together with 17 Constituency Officers.

The third edition was Coordinated by the constituency organizer Hon. Ebenezer Appiah Apraku and his deputy Hon. Edward Quansah.

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NASARA Coordinator, Hon. Ibrahim Fuseni who doubles as NADMO Coordinator for the good people of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District, delivered an emotional speech where he shared his opinion about the state of internal factions within the party and preached for a united front.

NASARA & NADMO Coordinator – Hon. Ibrahim Fuseni

The NADMO Coordinator advised the entire delegates never to underestimate the NDC Parliamentary Candidate, Hon. Alhaji Kobina Ghansah but must work hard and achieve victory come 2020 in both the presidential and parliamentary elections for NPP.

Head of the Council of Elders and patrons of the New Patriotic Party in the district also advised delegates to continue working hard and retain power come 2020.
He also laid emphasis on the need for a united front for the party. He pleaded to all executives to come together and work as a team to help retain power.

Hon. Isaac Odoom – DCE – AOB

The District Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Odoom first commended delegates for their massive turnout for the meeting. He then briefed delegates on some of the major achievements of the district assembly in his three 3 year tenure in office.

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The DCE highlighted some major Classroom blocks, Water and electrification projects, Traffic lights, Scholarships, contributions made to young startup entrepreneurs as well as the renovation of market centers within the district.

He further assured all delegates who haven’t seen couple of developments within their communities to remain calm as strategic development plans are ready to be implemented for every community in the district to benefit.

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On the state of bad roads within the district, Hon. Odoom again assured delegates that Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District will see a facelift in it’s roads come 2020 as the president has confirmed that 2020 will be the year of roads.

He boldly assured delegates that Asikuma to Awiam as well as Odoben to Asikuma and Nankese roads will be fixed by the end of 2020.
He commended the MP and the district’s effort in the reconstruction of Ochisoa and Kuntenase Bridges.

The DCE then used the platform to Introduce the 16 newly elected Assembly Members from the 16 Electoral areas won by their representatives to the delegates.
He added his voice to the need of making the district assembly elections partisan by admitting in reality the assembly member election is partisan and that’s why the president proposed that they legalize it.

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Honourable Anthony Effah – MP

The member of parliament for the good people of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency Hon. Anthony Effah as part of his Christmas Message to delegates solicited for the support of all delegates come April 2020 Parliamentary Candidates Elections.

In his speech he said, delegates have stood behind him since 2009 when in opposition and it is not now in power that delegates should vote him out for a different candidate.

The MP assured delegates of more developmental projects come 2020 and pleaded with delegates to give him all the needed support so that he can retain the seat for the constituency.
He wished all delegates a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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The end of year delegates meeting didn’t only end with messages but delegates dined and took home assorted drinks, cash and a piece of cloth as their Christmas presents.

Below is a video of MP’s Message and some exclusive photos of the event held at Breman Asikuma.

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Check out some exclusive photos from the end of year meeting held at Breman Asikuma 

 

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Source: Sintim Media 

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Government spent GH¢40.4 billion on education between 2017 and 2020 – President Akufo-Addo

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“EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION INCREASED BY 95% IN MY TIME” – PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO

President of Ghana. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

“So great has this government’s commitment to education been that public expenditure on education has almost doubled from twenty billion, seven hundred million cedis (GH¢20.7 billion) between 2013 and 2016, that is in the Mahama era, to forty billion, four hundred million cedis (GH¢40.4 billion) between 2017 and 2020, that is in the Akufo-Addo era, representing an increase of some ninety five percent (95%).”

These were the words of the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday, 4th January 2022, when he delivered a speech at the 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference of the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT), at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi.

Addressing the gathering at the event, President Akufo-Addo noted that GNAT is what it is today because of the work of its past and current membership and leadership, and he assured that, under his administration, the work undertaken by the membership and leadership of the Association will not be in vain.

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The President, thus, used the opportunity to thank all teachers in the country for the work they did, and continue to do, in ensuring that the education of Ghanaian children, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, has not been truncated.

“Continuous assessment, the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) have all been written by thousands and thousands of students, under your care and guidance, in conditions of safety and orderliness, and without incident. The nation is extremely appreciative of these acts of selflessness and patriotism,” he said

According to President Akufo-Addo, his vision of a modern, competitive, Ghanaian economy, spearheaded by indigenous entrepreneurs, with productive employment for the great majority of its citizens, requires skilled economic actors, and to get there, the nation needs an educated workforce.

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“Through the implementation of the Free Senior High School policy, we are ensuring that value is being added to the intellect of every Ghanaian child. This is our surest way of succeeding in adding value to the Ghanaian economy, thereby helping to create acceptable, well-paying jobs for the young people of our country,” he said.

The President continued, “For us, in Ghana, also to make a success of our nation, we must pay attention to teachers. It is only a group of well trained and motivated teachers that can help deliver the educated and skilled workforce we require to transform our economy and nation”.

Outlining the many initiatives implemented by Government since 2017, he stated that his government has restored, since coming into office five years ago, and continues to pay, teacher trainee allowances, which were abolished by the previous administration.

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“In addition to the yearly average increase in salaries over the last five (5) years, my government is, for the first time in our nation’s history, paying a professional allowance to teachers. We have abolished the three (3) months’ pay policy for teachers, we have cleared the arrears, and promotions due teachers have also been effected,” he said.

He stressed that to prevent undue delays in promotion of qualified teachers, Government will, in 2022, improve on the conduct of the aptitude test instituted by the Ghana Education Service, leveraging on lessons learnt from the one conducted in 2021.

Affordable Housing for Teachers

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“Government is also committed to the development of affordable housing for teachers all across the nation. The current initiative will involve the provision of housing for both mortgage and rental. I am fully aware that one challenge facing teacher ownership of homes beyond finance is their inability to purchase homes where they intend to retire,” he said.

Through a subsidised loan programme, President Akufo-Addo indicated that teachers will be provided an opportunity to own houses in desired locations in various parts of the country, stating that the Ministry of Education is working with the National Service Scheme on this.

In addition, the Ministry of Works and Housing is in discussion with teacher unions to provide more housing opportunities for teachers.

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“Within the next two years, it is proposed that ten thousand (10,000) housing units on affordable terms will be developed for teachers across the country. This, as we all know, is the tip of the iceberg, but it is a good beginning,” he added.

Touching on the vexed issue of laptops for teachers, President Akufo-Addo was glad the supply of laptops was appreciated by teachers, and promised that the other related matters of concern will be addressed.

“Good relations between GNAT and my government are matters of importance to me, and I will do my best to promote such relations,” he added.

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Source: The Presidency

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