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Honourable Bannasco Picks Nomination Form To Contest AOB-NPP Parliamentary Primaries, Sends Goodwill Message To All Intended Aspirants

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Honourable Bannasco Picks Nomination Form To Contest AOB-NPP Parliamentary Primaries, Sends Goodwill Message To All Intended Aspirants 

Honourable Bannasco with Chairman Bruce Domson

The New Patriotic Party’s National Communicator and Noble son of Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District, Bannasco Francis Ampong-Ansah on today, 27th January, 2020 picked his nomination forms at the Party’s constituency office in Breman Asikuma to Officially declare his intentions of contesting in the forthcoming NPP Parliamentary Primaries slated on April 25, 2020. 

The nomination form was issued by the constituency Chairman Honourable Bruce Domson and Mr. Asamoah Boateng the Constituency Party Secretary.

The Vibrant and hardworking National Communicator was accompanied by his team members. The Team issued a Goodwill message to all intended aspirants which worth reading; 

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GOODWILL MESSAGE FROM TEAM BANNASCO TO ALL INTENDED ASPIRANTS FOR NPP PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE SLOT IN ASIKUMA ODOBEN BRAKWA.

On behalf of our candidate and expectant Parliamentary candidate for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa come 25th April 2020, Hon. BANNASCO FRANCIS AMPONG-ANSAH, we humbly express  the best of luck to all the “aspirants”  in the upcoming Parliamentary Primaries  elections especially in Asikuma Odoben Brakwa constituency.

The message from Hon. BANNASCO is that we should all see our selves as one big family with a common aim to win the AOB Parliamentary seat come 7th November or 7th December 2020 when Ghana goes to the polls to elect a President and 275/300 Parliamentary.

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He wish to appeal to all supporters and loved ones of all aspirants to remain calm, undertake policy driven campaign while having at the back of the mind that promises we make whiles we are campaigning would come to stir at us as a whole in the event any of us win.

Again our candidate is of the view that we have a common aim, thus to contribute our individual quota to the development of AOB, Central region and Ghana as a whole.

He’s optimistic that he would be given the mandate to lead AOB NPP and further AOB Parliamentary seat come 7th January 2021. Without prejudice to the above. Hon. BANNASCO wish to assure the teaming NPP fans in AOB that he would at all time conduct himself in such a manner that would attract more members commitment while enticing people of different orientation to the great NPP party.

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He therefore wish to appeal to all aspirants to do same so as to maintain a More United front no matter who wins the primaries.

Again he wish to assure all that he would ACCEPT the verdict of the delegates on 25th April and continuously contribute his quota to the development of the party at all levels and more especially with AOB.

On this note we on behalf of Hon. BANNASCO FRANCIS AMPONG-ANSAH, salutes all constituency, regional and national executive for their commitment towards the party and further appeal that in the coming primaries a LEVEL PLAYING GROUND would be created for all aspirants to exhibit their potential while allowing delegates to decide on whom to lead AOB NPP.

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We wish all of us the very best of luck 

May God bless us all.

Signed: 

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Agyeman Duah

Joseph Adjei

Cynthia kyei 

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BANNASCO FRANCIS AMPONG-ANSAH

(AOB NPP, Parliamentary candidate hopeful)

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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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