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15.08.2005 Education

Edumadze commends Chief for providing educational facilities

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Ajumako Brofoyedur (C/R), Aug 15, GNA - Mr Isaac Edumadze, Central Regional Minister, has commended Nana Oduku VII, Chief of Brofoyedur, for providing educational facilities such as a library complex in the town for promoting teaching and learning.

He expressed this at a durbar of the Chiefs and people of the town to climax the annual Akwambo festival on Friday.

The Regional Minister pledged 200 bags of cement to ensure the early completion of the project, which was being financed by Nana Oduku at an estimated cost of 500 million cedis.

Mr Edumadze to the people that the Free Compulsory Universal Basic Education (FCUBE) was on course and said the government had made available enough funds for the payment of the school fees of pupils. He urged parents to provide school uniforms and other need of their children and warned that those who defaulted would not be sparred. Mr Edumadze called on Traditional Rulers, teachers, opinion leaders and other stakeholders to give the necessary education and publicity to the people to ensure the success of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

Nana Oduku who is the Odikro of the town speaking at the function donated 5,000 pounds sterling and 100 bags of cement for development projects and presented three computers and accessories for use in library when completed.

The Chief known in private life as Mr Godfrey Osei-Bonsu, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Director of the Countrywide Project Services, advised Ghanaians not to politicise the NHIS and to register in their numbers to make it a success.

He said the NHIS "is a matter of life and death and since death and pain could not be viewed along political lines everybody should go and register".

Nana Oduku appealed to non-resident citizen who could afford to support as many poor people as possible to pay their NHIS premium of 72,000 cedis.

Mr Joe Wilson, Secretary of the Unit Committee, expressed his appreciation to the Central Regional Co-ordinating Council for providing 50 bags of cement to support the construction of a pavilion under construction to be used as a meeting place for the people. He appealed to the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam District Assembly for support to provide two more phases of electricity to promote the establishment of rural and small-scale industries in the town. 15 Aug 05

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