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Hon. Adjei Domson To Build 15 Ultramodern Teachers Bungalows For Odoben Senior High School

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Hon. Adjei Domson To Build 15 Ultramodern Teachers Bungalows For Odoben Senior High School 

Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson – NPP Parliamentary Candidate, 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, 2nd August, 2020, together with his hardworking constituency executives and campaign team paid a courtesy visit to citizens of Agona Odoben Township where he officially introduced himself to electorates and also solicited for their votes in the forthcoming December 7 General Elections. 

Oheneba Bruce Dompson – AOB NPP Constituency Chariman

The vibrant Parliamentary Candidate and most Outstanding Former District Chief Executive during his visit to Odoben received warm reception from the inhabitants with massive turn out. 

Mr. Francis Benyin – Former AOB NPP Constituency Secretary

When addressing Chiefs, Queen Mothers, Elders, Opinion Leaders and audience, Honourable Adjei Domson briefly reviewed his unprecedented projects and achievements he saw to their implementation in Agona Odoben during his tenure in office as DCE from 2005 to 2008 when he worked under Hon. P.C. Appiah Ofori. 

During his speech, Hon. Adjei Domson laid emphasis on the construction of all major roads within Agona Odoben Township, the building of Odoben Islamic, D/A, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian School Blocks and the expansion of Odoben Senior High School and Odoben Health Center and construction of Odoben Durbar Grounds which gave the town a facelift. 

Mr. Fredrick Asamoah Boateng – AOB NPP Constituency Secretary

Honourable Adjei Domson assured the people of Odoben that, when elected as Member of Parliament, he will build fifteen (15) Ultramodern Teachers Bungalows for Odoben Senior high school to serve as residence for teachers on campus in order to solve the accommodation problems teachers face in the town. 

Honourable Adjei Domson promised that, he will begin the construction of the Bungalows with 500 bags of cement in his first month when elected into office. 

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Mrs. Judith Asante Asamoah — AOB NPP Constituency Women’s Organizer

The able Parliamentary Candidate stated emphatically that, the construction of the teachers bungalows will not be awarded to any contractor but he will liaise with Odoben Development Committee to engage Maisons, Carpenters, Plumbers, Labourers, Electricians and other construction workers to build these bungalows. 

Mr. Wilberforce Arhinful – Former Research & Elections Officer

Also, Honourable Adjei Domson made a great promise to Agona Odoben that, he will expand Odoben Health Center and build Nurses Quarters for Nurses who are posted to the town to work who face accommodation problems. 

He also donated cash to a carpenter to see to completion of Odoben Durbar grounds ceilings where the meeting was held. 

Honourable Emmanuel Adjei Domson having served as a former DCE under the erstwhile Hon. P.C.Appiah Ofori Administration, is known to be the most Outstanding District Chief Executive of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District with numerous achievements before and after any other DCE. 

He has been endorsed by many constituents as the next Member of parliament to help rebrand and transform Asikuma Odoben Brakwa Constituency. 

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Written By: Bismark Botchwey 

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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