The National Functional Literacy Programme has honoured 85 facilitators in the Lower Manya- Krobo District.
The facilitators, who have worked within the 2006/2008 literacy cycle, were presented with incentive packages, including 20 pieces of roofing sheets.
The facilitators passed out 2,361 learners, including 867 males and 1,494 females, after a 21-month intensive literacy cycle.
The District Co-ordinator of the NFLP, Mr. Emmanuel T. Anyanumah, in his welcome address, said the awards were in fulfillment of a promise made to the facilitators by the World Bank, the main sponsor of the literacy programme.
According to him, the incentive awards for the facilitators, was not an automatic deal to every facilitator, rather through a laid down criteria of the Non Formal Education Department to some deserving facilitators, who had excelled during teaching, because of dedicated hard work.
He appealed to devoted Ghanaians to join the NFLP in the literacy-drive, to help the under-privileged citizenry.
On his part, the Eastern Regional Co-ordinator of the NFLP, Mr. Christopher Agyare-Kordie, expressed his profound gratitude to the facilitators, for their tireless effort and commitment towards the development of the country.
According to him, no amount of incentives could match the outstanding effort of the facilitators, adding, “Your rewards await you in heaven.”
He explained that the introduction of the Non-Formal Education, had contributed immensely towards the development of the country, since those who could not read and write, could now do it with ease.
He finally called on the facilitators, to cultivate the habit of reading, in order to enhance and be abreast with modern technology.