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12.05.2008 Education

Teachers’ Support Scheme Launched

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Mr Mike Abban, Managing Director of the Shama-Ahanta East Metropolitan Teachers' Support Scheme last Saturday said, the scheme had acquired plots of land at Asakae and Anoe in the Western Region for sale to its members at moderate interest rate to enable them to construct their own houses.

Launching the 25th anniversary of the scheme at Takoradi. Mr Abban said about 200 members of the scheme had purchased plots of the land for their housing projects. He said the scheme had been established to cater for the welfare of teachers and improve their living standards.

Mr Abban urged the members to take advantage of the housing scheme and advised beneficiaries to cultivate the habit of savings to qualify them for loans and other financial benefits. He said frequent withdrawals from their savings weakened their position to qualify for big loans.

Mr Abban asked the members to patronise the welfare store of the scheme which was stocked with sound-systems, refrigerators and other household appliances.  He said presently, the scheme had about 6,000 members and plans were afoot to expand it to enable it to serve the interest of the members better.

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