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10.07.2003 Regional News

Government committed to development of adult literacy

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Mamponteng (Ash), July 10, GNA- Alhaji Ahmed Akwasi Yeboah, Kwabre District Chief Executive (DCE), has said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government was committed to the Functional Adult Literacy Programme (FALP) because of the crucial role it plays in national development. He has, therefore, called on supervisors and facilitators of the programme to work harder to ensure its success in the district. Alhaji Yeboah said this when he presented Wellington boots, raincoats and bags to 87 facilitators of the programme in the District at Mamponteng on Wednesday.

He commended the staff and the facilitators for their good work and urged them not to use the programme for partisan politics but should assist all those who show interest in it.

Mr Emmanuel Anniboye, the District Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), attributed indiscipline to illiteracy and ignorance.

He said he hoped the officers would do their best to help the people not only to read and write but also know their civic rights, duties and responsibilities.

Mr Aikins Abebrese, acting Kwabre District Director of the Programme, told the facilitators not to politicise the programme but to work as volunteers committed to the development of the people and the nation.

He expressed regret that many adults have not identified themselves with the programme and appealed to community leaders and churches to organise their people to benefit from it.

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