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Ghana-Education: Over 8,000 school uniforms distributed to pupils of Tarkwa Nsuaem

Education-Ghana - Over 8,000 school uniforms have been distributed by the government to needy pupils of communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality, one of the mining districts in Ghana where poverty has been very visible. This great effort made by the government to supply needy pupils in the country with the school uniforms was instituted in 2010, as part of efforts to introduce social interventions to cushion the poor in the country.

According to government officials, this was instituted to support the base of Ghana's economy (the weak bracket) of the country's population. The effort, according to the officials, was being waged towards growing a balanced economy that would provide a safety net for the marginalised and underprivileged, with sole aim of improving the welfare of all in society.

Mrs. Christina Kobina, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Tarkwa Nsuaem, at a durbar organised at Wassa Simpa, one of the communities in the Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality, said apart from the 8,476 school uniforms of various sizes being distributed to pupils in the needy communities, the government had also provided the municipality with a total of 102,962 exercise books to be distributed among pupils in needy schools.

In addition, she said 2,591 pupils had also been enjoying free meals being provided by the government under the National School Feeding Programme, which was introduced by the previous government.

Consequently, she urged parents in the Municipality to take advantage of the social programmes, and enroll their wards in schools.

"I wish to urge my fellow Wassas to take advantage of all these, and send their children to school. Development goes hand in hand with education. We must never lose sight of the fact that the future belongs to our children, and without education, they would be lost. They are our investment for the future. They need us today, but we shall also need them tomorrow, when age makes us unable to help ourselves," she pleaded.

Zambaga Rufai Saminu

The Chronicle/10/02/2011


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