Education, Career Fund launched in Kpando

Togbui Kodzoga V observing proceedings at the event

Togbui Kodzoga V observing proceedings at the event

An Akpokli Education and Career Fund have been established for the people of Gadza in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region, with a call on parents to consider education as the greatest inheritance they could pass to their children.

The launching formed part of the maiden Speech and Prize Giving Day of the 72 year old Gadza Municipal Assembly Basic School and it is expected to improve access to basic education in the area.

Mr Kojo Addae-Mensah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Databank Ghana, who launched the fund, stressed the importance of funding basic education, which he said was fundamental to quality secondary education, now opened up by the Free Senior High School policy.

Togbui Kodzoga V, Chief of Kpando Gadza, was hopeful the Fund would intervene in alleviating the plight of parents in educating their wards, and also help provide appropriate career paths for the people.

He mentioned tuition and examination fees as major overheads on parents in the community and pledged to uphold the fund for the common good.

“Citizens need to contribute their quota to build education, and I’m extremely eager to help my people move up the ladder. We must therefore ensure the fund outlives the present and next generations,” he stated.

Togbui Kodzoga said Gadza, sited on the east boundary of Kpando, had large tracts of arable land, and that with sustained investments in education, the development of the area would soon be realised.

He mentioned Databank as managers of the fund, and would help identify fitting investment portfolios to grow the fund for millions of people.

Togbui Kodzoga said short codes would soon be put out to facilitate easier donations into the Fund.

Mr Bryan Acheampong, Minister of State in- charge of National Security, donated GH¢15,000.00 to the fund, and promised to construct a six-unit classroom block for the Gadza Basic School in memory of one Mr Robert Gbenge, an in-law who hailed from Kpando.

Togbe Kodzoga, together with Emu Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, also donated a six-unit classroom and a canteen to the school, whiles Union Ghana, an association of professionals promised to support with toilet and other facilities.GNA

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