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04.11.2008 Education

Samira donates books to Naana Khadijat Girls High School

By The Statesman

Samira Bawumia, wife of NPP Vice Presidential candidate Mahamudu Bawumia, has donated GH¢1,000 worth of books to the Naana Khadijat Girls Senior High School at Agona Swedru in the Central region.

Presenting the books to representatives of students and the school authorities, the 29-year old Second Lady-in-Waiting explained that the donation was intended to improve the resources of their library.

Speaking as the special guest of honour at the school's third graduation ceremony, the KNUST graduate tasked students to take their education seriously so as to attain great successes in life.

She explained that without education, the students cannot contribute their quota to the development of the nation and urged them to study hard.

It is precisely because education holds the key to socio-economic development that Nana Akufo-Addo has pledged to extend free schooling to the Senior High level to better equip young Ghanaians and promote an accelerated rate of development, she explained.

Mrs Bawumia praised the school authorities for establishing a facility to boost Muslim female education in the country.

She urged people with the financial muscle to invest in education so that the human resources base of Ghana could be upgraded in order to facilitate the country"s development.

The Deputy Central Regional Minister and MP for Agona West, Samuel Obodai, entreated Ghanaians to recognize the level of development the NPP delivered for Ghanaians and to vote massively for the party so that it could be sustained.

 He assured the school of the government's commitment to providing ICT to all educational institutions in order to equip schoolchildren with the technological knowledge that will fuel Ghana's development.

The Headmistress of the school, Bahiru B. Agbola, noted the significant contribution women make to the wellbeing of Ghana's economy, but entreated them to aim even higher, taking advantage of plans already underway to provide greater opportunities and facilities for young women to advance themselves and their country.

Mrs Bawumia and her campaign team next visited the campus of the Takoradi Polytechnic where they received a similarly excited response from the enthusiastic TESCON members in the school auditorium.

Mrs Bawumia reiterated that this year's election was not a "do or die affair' as claimed by the NDC, but that the youth nevertheless faced a very important decision on 7 December between whether to move forward with the NPP or backwards with the NDC. 

Mrs Bawumia said the NPP's record over the past seven years shows it is the only party that can hasten Ghana's development.

'For the nineteen years that the NDC was in power, it failed to turn round the fortunes of Ghana socially, economically and politically,' she stated.

The NPP, on the other hand, contributed to the current economic boom as a result of sound economic management, prudent political leadership and visionary exploits.

Programs like free basic education and the NHIS have attracted both local and international investment over the last seven years of NPP governance.