Prestea Communicators for development (PCD), a civil society group based in Prestea commends Member of Parliament for the area Hon Barbara Oteng-Gyasi also Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and the workaholic MCE for the Municipality Hon Mozart K. Owuh for collaborating and bearing the cost of vacation classes for SHS and Pre SHS students in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality.
Read below the full statement. PRESS RELEASE (6/08/2018) PCD LAUDS PRESTEA HUNI-VALLEY MP, HON. BARBARA OTENG-GYASI & MCE MOZART
K. OWUH OVER FIVE-WEEKS FREE VACATION CLASSES FOR SHS STUDENTS IN THE
MUNICIPALITY. The leadership of Prestea Communicators for Development PCD, a
registered civil society group in Prestea wish to commend the MP for
Prestea Huni-Valley, Hon. Lawyer Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi and the MCE,
Hon. Mozart K. Owuh over for organising FREE five week vacation
classes for Pre SHS and SHS students in the Prestea Huni-Valley municipality of the Western Region .
The classes, which according to a letter cited by PCD, indicates:
DURATION : FIVE WEEKS ( MON. 6TH AUGUST, - 6TH SEPTEMBER, 2018.
CENTERS : Prestea SHTS, St. Augustine’s SHS, Bogoso and Huni-Valley SHS.
COST : FREE ( PAID FOR BY MP/MCE) STUDENTS : Pre-SHS & SHS students. Speaking to the Coordinator of the Program, Mr. Samuel Blay, he told
PCD that “this is the third consecutive one organized by the MP,
specifically, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, in the Huni-Valley SHS & St.
Augustine SHS, Bogoso. He stated, earlier attempt to include Prestea
SHS failed but this time around, they have also come on board”.
Mr. Blay stated that “education is very crucial to the MP & MCE and
they are committed to help the students in Prestea Huni-Valley
Municipality”, he added. Prestea Communicators for Development PCD, sees these efforts by the
Hon. Mrs. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi as very significant contribution to the
development of the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipality, because,
“education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the
world” according to Nelson Mandella, South Africa’s first black
President. Prestea Communicators for Development PCD further supports all
attempts by the current government to provide FREE EDUCATION AT SHS
level because “Under the CPP government led by the Osagyefo, Dr.
Nkrumah (the Show Boy), education was free and compulsory between 1957
to 1966” .To this, Prestea Communicators for Development PCD agrees
with the statement made by HE Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, that “when our
first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah decided to make education free in
the north, there was only one middle school in the north, the Tamale
Middle Boarding School which eventually became the Tamale Secondary
School serving the entire north. But this obvious lack of
infrastructure and unpreparedness did not prevent Nkrumah from making
education free” on the current double track government seeks to
implement. Parents in Prestea Huni-Valley are to entreat their wards to take
advantage of this glorious opportunity. SIGNED. COMRADE FRANCIS ESHUN PRESIDENT 0203961833 JAMES SAMUEL ACKERSON VICE PRESIDENT 0241163129 JONAS KYEREMANTENG (HOLY) ORGANIZER 0244777822 PHILIP GYAN (ATISCO) SECRETARY 0573698278