The Second Lady, Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur has presented educational material to enhance teaching and learning in Afadjato South District of the Volta Region.
The items which included 11 boxes of text-books, four laptops and four desktops computers, formed part of the Second Lady’s contribution towards the Akpana Education Fund of the residents of Logba Adzokoe.
The objective of the fund is to help invest in the education of brilliant and needy students to continue with their education.
Launching the fund, Mrs. Amissah Arthur noted that education empowers people with knowledge and confidence that gave them the ability to be able to take charge of their development by making their own decisions.
According to her for a community, society or nation to develop, there had to be growth in the various sectors and this can be achieved by an educated work force.
She therefore reminded the Akpana Education Fund Board of Directors that as they make great investment they should all come together and agree on how to manage the fund to the benefit of the people.
“Let love and unity spur you on because without that all your plans and efforts will not be realised”, she advised.
She congratulated all the people behind the noble idea and prayed that the fund would yield great results and lead to the development of the people as well as the community.
The Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Fafa Adinyirah, who read the speech on behalf of the Volta Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso, stated that the efforts of President Mahama and his administration was to ensure that many more highly educated and skilled human resource was available to drive the development of the country to high levels.
She noted that while the government continues to play its role in providing education to the people, it cannot do it all alone, adding that there was the need for communities to come out with very innovative ways in supporting government to provide education for all.
She called on the people to come together and contribute towards the education of the children of Logba as it was done some decades ago when the community contributed to support a brilliant child who had admission to the university.
Togbega Debra VI, Paramount Chief of Logba Traditoinal area in his remarks assured that the Traditional Council would do everything to ensure that there was accountability of the fund.
From Kafui Gati, Logba