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SISSALA W: Parents urged to strive hard to cater for their children’s education

Parents have been advised against entrusting their children’s education absolutely in the hands of politicians no matter their social and economic circumstance.

Date Created : 5/5/2014 4:15:50 PM : Story Author : GhanaDistrict.Com

Parents have been advised against entrusting their children’s education absolutely in the hands of politicians no matter their social and economic circumstance.

They should rather strive to mobilise resources by themselves to take total control over the education of their children and onlyseek for support from politicians when the need arises.

Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemani, the Minister for Roads and Highways gave the advice during the general meeting of the Sissala West District Assembly in Gwollu on Friday.

Some politicians are greedy, they will tell you that they will do it, but in the end they will end up disappointing you, he stated.

Alhaji Sulemani who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Sissala West Constituency, noted that he would not relent on his efforts as the MP in contributing towards the development of a vibrant human resource base for the district.

In this regard, he had established an Education Fund managed by an independent committee and that reports reaching him from the committee indicated that a total amount of GH¢ 45,000.00 had already been disbursed to support students from the district.

The Roads and Highways Minister said he had also arranged with the Assembly for the release of an amount of GH¢ 12,000.00from the MPs share of the Common Fund to the Education Fund to enable more students to keep benefiting.

Alhaji Sulemani noted that in order for their schoolchildren to keep pace with the world driven by technology, he had procured 20laptops for distribution to two basic schools in the district.

He is also making available 650 school uniforms for distribution to needy school children in the district.

A Nissan double cabin pickup purchased through auction had also been refurbished to be donated to the Hilla Limann Senior High School presented by the MP to ease the transportation needs of the school.

Alhaji Sulemani said he had also initiated through the Sissala Rural Bank, the Sissala West Women Development Fund with an amount of GH¢ 20,000.00to economically empower various women groups to undertake small scale businesses.

The only way to reduce poverty in our district is by investing in the education of our children and empowering our women to undertake viable economic ventures, he noted.

The MP said he had also authorised the Assembly to pay health insurance premium for a total of 2,200 aged, women and children within the district out of the Social Investment Fund.

It would be unacceptable and also unpardonable for a single life to be lost due to inability to afford the cost of health care, he stressed.

In the area of roads, the Roads and Highways Minister indicated that government was making efforts to improve on the infrastructural level in the district.

In this regard work on the tarring of the Gwollu town road shad just started while work was currently ongoing to upgrade the Gwollu Tumu road.

Alhaji Sulemana said works would equally be carried out on the Fielmuo Gwollu road, Zini Jeffisi road, Puzene Tiwii Fielmuo Chetu 3km road, Fielmuo Kankaduali Bukpal 10.2km road and the Fielmuo clinic Gapare 3.8km.

Other roads scheduled to be worked on in the district include; Jeffisi Timmie 6.5km road, Kuala Paana 3.5km road, Jeffisi Zini18km road, Jawia Kusali 5km road and Bullu Sangbaka 9.5km road.

He said Jawia Jutong road had been completed while Silbelle Kupilima Gbarima Jawia road would be repackaged and awarded to a different contractor because of the non performance of the first contractor.

Alhaji Sulemana said the government was very much concern about the welfare of the citizenry and was therefore working had to truly and satisfactorily deliver to improve on general living standards of the people.