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11.06.2004 Education

Aspiring MP sets up Educational Fund

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Accra, June 11, GNA - Nii Armah Ashietey, former Tema Municipal Chief Executive, on Friday outlined programme for the establishment of a Klottey Korley Constituency Education Trust Fund to assist brilliant but needy children in the community to further their education. The scheme would be the former TMA Mayor's contribution towards the development of education as well as complement the efforts of parents at providing quality education to their children.

Nii Ashietey outlined the programme during a courtesy call on Chiefs, Elders and Opinion Leaders at Osu to introduce himself as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Constituency in Election 2004.

The fund would institute an annual award to go by the name "The Son Of Klottey Korley Award" and it would go to the fellow adjudged as the one who had achieved the highest honour in the area.

Nii Ashietey pointed out that the lack of adequate localized educational foundation for most communities in Accra had retarded the progress of the indigenous people of the Capital City.

It was for this reason, he said, that Accra MPs, companies and organisations ought to play a pivotal role of complementing efforts of the Government at providing children of the capital in particular and the country with quality education.

The Aspiring NDC Klottey Korley MP said the fund was only the beginning of effort at harnessing the intellectual talents, riches and cooperation of the people within the communities and developing them to the highest level to meet the challenges of the 21st century. He called on NDC members, sympathizers and citizens of the Constituency to organise and canvass for massive vote for him and Professor John Evans Atta Mills for development and progress of the Communities and the country.

"Klottey Korley is for the NDC. Anybody who is holding that seat in Parliament should know that he is only doing that for this brief period. We are going to wrest the parliamentary seat in the next election", he said.

Nii Kwabena Borni IV, Osu Allata Mantse, commended the aspiring MP for the vision, foresight, innovation and determination to provide education, a sine qua non for the progress of society. He appealed to the Constituent not only to show their commitment towards the fund by donating generously to it, but to also sustain it by making regular contributions.

He described the fund as "splendid and appealing", and urged those who would be appointed to manage it to be sincere in their selection of students.

While advising beneficiary students to study hard to justify that they really deserved the award, Nii Borni IV called for dedication and commitment on the part of teachers within the community to ensure the success of the scheme.