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Hon. Adjei Domson To Build 15 Teachers Quarters For Brakwa Senior High Technical School

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Hon. Adjei Domson To Build 15 Teachers Quarters For Brakwa Senior High Technical School 

Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson – NPP Parliamentary Candidate For Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency

The Parliamentary Candidate on the ticket of  the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency, Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson on Sunday, 9th August, 2020, together with some NPP constituency and Polling Station executives and his campaign team paid a courtesy visit to the good of Breman Brakwa Township where he officially introduced himself to electorates and solicited for their votes in the forthcoming December 7 General Elections. 

When addressing Chiefs, Queen Mothers, Elders, Opinion Leaders and inhabitants, Honourable Adjei Domson acknowledged Hon. P.C. Appiah Ofori and Hon. Anthony Effah for their good works when in office as elected members of Parliament for AOB and assured constituents that, he is coming to continue and ensure more development in Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Constituency. 

He briefly reviewed his developmental projects and achievements he saw to their implementation in Breman Brakwa during his tenure in office as DCE from 2005 to 2008 when he worked under Hon. P.C. Appiah Ofori, Former Member of Parliament for the constituency. 

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During his speech, Hon. Adjei Domson laid emphasis on the construction of all major roads within the Breman Brakwa Township, the construction of Brakwa Durbar Grounds, the building of Brakwa Senior High Technical School, and some Basic schools in Brakwa. 

Mr. Francis Benyin – Former AOB NPP Constituency Secretary

Honourable Adjei Domson also made it known that, he has lobbied for the construction of Dormitories for Breman Brakwa Senior High Technical School.

He then assured the people of Breman Brakwa that, when elected into office and the Member of Parliament for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa Constituency, he will build fifteen (15) Teachers Quarters for Breman Brakwa Senior High Technical School to help solve the accommodation problems most teachers posted to the school face in the town. 

Mr. Wilberforce Arhinful – AOB NPP Former Constituency Research & Elections Officer

The incoming member of parliament donated sixty (60) bags of cement to Breman Brakwa township where he allocated fifty (50) bags of cement to Brakwa Senior High Technical School for immediate developmental projects. He then donated the remaining ten (10) bags of cement to Brakwa G.P.R.T.U for immediate developmental projects in their station. 

Oheneba Bruce Dompson – AOB NPP Constituency Chairman

Honourable Adjei Domson assured the people of Breman Brakwa of massive developmental projects when elected as MP for AOB. He went further to appeal to the natives of Brakwa to stop the tribal politics and vote massively for the New Patriotic Party for more development. 

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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