The Central Regional Minister, Kwamina Duncan, has called on indigenes to come on board and help him advance the development of the region.
He was of the opinion that many Ghanaians have benefited from the region, hence it was time to give back to the area.
In an interview on Monday, Kwamina Duncan called on all residents to help him change the status of the region which is known as the citadel of education.
“As the coordinator for development in the region, I would wish to have everybody come on board whether in terms of strength, resources or anything that can be of help to develop our region.
Especially those who are outside the country and have been able to make ends meet from wherever they are, it is important that they come back to support the region to move on,” he stated.
“Go to the ministries, and you will know that even the minister that the president has appointed and the chief directors, one way or the other have something to do with the central region.
They may have come to school here or are natives of this region so I am also saying that policies which are formulated must be the one that can also assist the Central Region to develop.”
Mr. Duncan, who until his appointment was a senior house master at Mfantsepim School, said he would ensure that basic school pupils in the Central Region get the opportunity to attend the top schools in the region by encouraging them to learn hard.
“It is unfortunate to know that Central Region is having all the big schools in the nation; but our children find it difficult to enter these schools. I would establish an awards scheme in all the twenty districts to motivate the children to get the best grades for the big schools.
I want to see the kids in this region learning hard and pass, while we also work to give them the thirty per cent quota of enrollment in the big schools,” he stressed.
The Regional Minister, who took office over barely one week ago, promised to curb child marriage and teenage pregnancy in the region through advocacy and by assisting the girl child to be educated.