Kpalime chiefs to set up education fund

Togbui  Adza Wiah Kwesi II, flanked by other chiefs while arriving at the durbarThe council of chiefs from Kpalime Traditional Area has decided to establish the Kpalime Educational Fund as part of the process to improve on the standard of education in the area.

Togbui Adza Wiah Kwesi II, acting Paramount chief of the Kpalime Traditional Area, announced the move at this year’s Kpalikpakpa Festival durbar of the chiefs and people of the traditional area in the South Dayi District.

He said all the funds raised during the festival would be used as a start-up fund to provide financial and scholarship to brilliant and needy children who after junior high school become school drop outs.

Togbui Adza Wiah Kwesi II, noted that a bright future for the area “starts with education and ends with education and we have the responsibility to take the first step before asking others to support us.”

He has therefore urged all patriotic citizens of the area to support the initiative to ensure that the fund becomes a reality.

President John Mahama in a speech read on his behalf by Mr. Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, a Minister of State at the Presidency, commended the chiefs and people of the area for using the festival to unite and promote educational development.

That, he said was in line with government’s objective of increasing access to quality education across the country, and therefore assured the chiefs of government’s support.

 

From Kafui Gati, Wegbe Kpalime

 

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