August 3, 2011

In an effort to enhance and provide an enabling environment for quality teaching and learning, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Suhum, Fredrick Opare-Ansah, has presented educational and other office equipment to the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar Directorate of Ghana Education Service (GES).

The items, which include three 21-inch television sets, two table top refrigerators, and three computers, including printer, were presented to the Suhum GES office upon a request by the management.

The items costing about GH¢7,000 were purchased by the MP from his Common Fund and the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETfund).

Presenting the items, the MP, who is also the Minority Chief Whip in Parliament, explained the items were in fulfillment of an earlier request made to his office by the GES to assist provide the Directorate with office equipment.

According to him, the action was very paramount since it would go a long way to equip the office and encourage teachers in the area to give out their best, in the bid to ensure quality teaching and learning.

He continued that it was through the toil, selfless dedication and devotion of teachers in the country that had made them very important people in society, hence it would not be out of proportion to recognise their contributions in the development of education.

To him, the campaign to ensure quality teaching and learning in the country was not a one-man show, but however, the collective responsibility of all.

To this end, he called on meaningful Ghanaians to contribute their quota towards the goal of creating an enabling environment for both teachers and school children.

That, notwithstanding, he charged the staff of the GES Directorate to put the items to good use, in order to justify the essence of its presentation, thus paving the way for future donations.

Receiving the items, the Suhum Kraboa Coaltar GES Deputy Director in charge of Human Resource Management and Development Mr. Alex Baafuor-Awuah, on behalf of the Directorate, expressed his profound gratitude to the MP.

“We accept these donations whole heartedly, and promise to put the items to the intended purpose to help improve the standard of education delivery in the district,” he assured the MP.

Acknowledging the massive and immense contributions by the MP, Mr. Baafuor-Awuah called on Mr. Opare-Ansah to continue with his kind gesture, and respond to the call of the office anytime it was in trouble.