Make decorous demand from gov’t – Kpodo

The Member of Parliament(MP) of Ho Central, Benjamin Komla Kpodo, has advised Ghanaians to be decorous in making demands from the government.

According to the MP, the resort to strike actions and demonstrations to press home demands from the government is “disrespectful to the government, the President, and the entire country”.

Speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Tanyigbe Senior High School, Mr. Kpodo stressed the need for the public to resort to dialogue when making demands from the government.

His comment came in the wake of strikes and demonstrations by some institutions and members of the community in attempt to get the attention of government.

Mr. Kpodo said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration during the past eight years has invested in education, healthcare, and other social infrastructure aimed at improving the lives of Ghanaians.

He noted that the government had plans to improve the standards of living of Ghanaians and therefore appealed to the public to exercise restraint while it took steps to address their concerns.

The Deputy Minister of Education, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said as part of efforts to improve upon the lives of the people living in the Volta Region, six community day schools had been completed to begin admissions this year.

He said the government was committed to making education accessible and affordable because the country’s future depended on education.

The minister noted that there were currently about 1,000 public educational institutions demanding attention from the government but indicated that the government would work gradually to meet the needs of all the institutions.

He commended the Tanyigbe SHS for the anniversary and the Tanyigbe community for taking ownership of the school.

“When the communities own the schools, their performance improves. Community leaders, chiefs, queen mothers, and opinion leaders must play active role in the schools.”

“Schools that perform well lately are the ones communities show interest in. We must encourage community participation because the Ghana Education Service alone cannot supervise the schools,” he said.

 

From Yaw Kyei, Tanyigbe

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