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Former DCE Honourable Adjei Domson To Contest AOB-NPP Parliamentary Primaries, Outlines Achievements & Reasons Why He Deserves The Mandate. 

Former DCE For the good people of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District, Hon. Adjei Domson has officially declared his Intentions to Contest in the forthcoming NPP Parliamentary Primaries. The former DCE who worked under Hon. P.C Appiah Ofori outlined some tangible reasons why delegates must give him the mandate. 

In a worth reading article, he wrote;

I’m picking my form to contest for the 25th April primaries with so much joy in my heart and a firm belief that my humble district can do far better than we have seen in the last ten years, as a little boy in Ahmadiyya primary school in the 80s I was impressed with the work of Kwasi Oppong as secretary of PNDC especially his road expansion projects popularly known then as Oppong roads and  I was happy when I met him as DCE in 2006 and promised him , that, we were also going to put ink to the roads before 2008 which with the Mp at the time we did. 

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I had few friends from Brakwa who complained to me about how Brakwa was neglected in terms of senior high education facility then and I promised them one before the end of 2008, which became a reality through my leadership in 2007. 

Having seen more accidents at police junction at Asikuma on market days , I decided to install the traffic lights to bring some decency and normalcy to the place and I did it within two months of taking the decision. Dumping of refuse in the center of town at Asikuma was quite an embarrassing sight , with doubts from some people who thought it was mission impossible, I handled it with Midas touch , I built more schools than any one before me and after me and broke grounds for new works in previously unschooled communities in the district like boame Nkwanta with teachers quarters, Asabiem with teachers quarters, amanbetse with same infrastructure. 

In international politics and relation I brought more influential people to visit the district from America, USAID, world bank , UN and several ministers of state to our district than anyone. Supported more than four hundred young ones to access  teacher training colleges. 

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When I see a leader who can perform I don’t struggle to see , and when I see one with no ideas to resuscitate the fortunes of the people too I see with ease. Our progress is a function of our leadership. AOB deserves new direction , creative leadership and that’s why I’m putting myself up as the most credible candidate to lead our great party and ultimately our great district the lord being my helper.

Signed: 

Honourable Adjei Domson 

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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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