April 9, 2022

President of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, Elvis Morris Donkoh has advised students of West Africa Senior High School (WASS) to focus on their studies and avoid drugs.

The young Legislature representing Abura-Asebu Kwamankese said hard work and determination defines success, therefore students must aim at these values to make it in life and avoid using drugs to enhance learning.

He made these remarks when he led members of the Young Parliamentarians Forum on their first outreach programme at WASS.

He also commended the school for being disciplined for last the 20 years without any negative misbehavior from the students to tarnish the high reputation of the school.

In addition, the Vice President of the Forum, Betty Krosbi-Mensah (MP Afram Plains North Constituency) encouraged the female students to be up to the challenge because in her view the current female MPs are not adequate comparing to the number of male MPs out of the 275 Members.

Other young MPs who interacted with the students include Thomas Ampem Nyarko (Asuogyaman constituency), Yves Hanson Nortey ( Tema Central Constituency) Davis Opoku Ansah (Mpraeso Constituency) and Hon Frederick Yaw Ahenkwah (Jaman North Constituency).

The young Parliamentarians touched on various aspects of Parliamentary issues within the 8th Parliament and issues relating to Government business, stressing that Parliament exist to make laws and perform oversight responsibility of the Executive.

There Students asked questions about the work of Members of Parliament., the Headmistress of the School Dr. Mrs. Shine Ofori, thanked the Honourable Members for their visit and words of encouragement to the students

The MPs presented mineral water and assorted drinks to the school.