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Hon. Adjei Domson Is The Most Performed DCE In AOB Since 1992 — Presiding Member, Hon. Frank Aidoo Testifies

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Hon. Adjei Domson Is The Most Performed DCE In Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District Since 1992 — Presiding Member, Hon. Frank Aidoo Testifies 

Honourable Frank Aidoo – Presiding Member, Asikuma Odonen Brakwa District

The Presiding Member for the good people of Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District, Honourable Frank Aidoo on Sunday, 16th August, 2020 revealed that, based on records of Achievements of District Chief Executives who have worked at the District Assembly since 1992, Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson is the most performed and outstanding DCE ever served the district. 

Hon. Frank Aidoo gave these testimonies when he was addressing the good people of Breman Jamra last Sunday during a campaign hosted by the New Patriotic Party led by Hon. Adjei Domson, the Parliamentary Candidate for the party. 

When speaking at the durbar grounds, the able presiding member, Hon. Frank Aidoo stated emphatically that, ever since he started working as a presiding member at the District Assembly, he has done an in-depth research and compared records of achievements of all District Chief Executives who have served Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa since 1992 and from his research and comparison of these leaders, Hon. Adjei Domson has performed better than all District Chief Executives who have come before and after him. 

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Hon. Emmanuel Adjei Domson, NPP Parliamentary Candidate, Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency

Hon. Frank Aidoo highlighted some major achievements of Hon. Adjei Domson during his tenure in office which makes him the most outstanding DCE ever served the District. This included; the construction on Breman Asikuma, Brakwa and Odoben town roads, the  building of schools and teachers quarters in numerous communities within the district, creating academic opportunities for students, investing in artisans, building of community centers and Durbar grounds and the establishment of Breman Brakwa senior high technical school among other project he did which gave the district a  facelift. 

Honourable Frank Aidoo – Presiding Member, Asikuma Odonen Brakwa District

He went further to explain that, all these achievements make Hon. Adjei Domson the  best candidate to represent the constituency in Parliament in order to foster development. 

He also said, aside Honourable Adjei Domson’s intelligence and academic qualifications he is having good communication and lobbying skills which give him great advantage to lobby for more developmental projects for the district when elected into office as the next Member of Parliament. 

Honourable Frank Aidoo also donated 10 bags of cement to be added to the 40bags Honourable Adjei Domson donated to help build a durbar grounds for Breman Jamra Community.

He concluded his message by pleading with all inhabitants in Breman Jamra to vote massively for Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson and President Akufo-Addo come December 7 general elections.

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Source: SintimMedia.Com 

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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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