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11.11.2005 Regional News

Facilitators call for better incentives

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Hohoe, Nov 11, GNA - Batch 11 members of the Non Formal Literacy Facilitators in the Hohoe District have appealed to the government to re-consider the incentive packages they receive at the end of their service.

The 50 facilitators said at a workshop at Hohoe that opportunities should be given them to decide on what incentives would benefit them. They questioned the reason for the withdrawal, for instance, of aluminum roofing sheets among other commodities they used to receive. Now, they receive bicycles, tape recorders and sewing machines. The group said if incentives packages were to motivate them then its value should also be considered to serve as a tonic to invigorate them to deliver better.

The facilitators urged the government to take advantage of their platform to propagate some of its policies and programmes to the adult learners and also called for the treatment of the numerous eye problems afflicting the adult learners.

Mr John-Peter Amewu, the Hohoe District Chief Executive, pledged the assembly's commitment towards harnessing their talent to disseminate government policies.

He said the Non Formal Literacy facilitators were assets to champion the government Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy because they are already a recognized grouping to deal with. Mr Amewu urged the participants to explore the opportunities in the district scholarship scheme to educate their children in the formal education system.

Mr Reginald Appaloh Kota, the Hohoe District Co-coordinator of the NFED, said the 50 facilitators together teach a total of 1,250 adult learners under the adult functional literacy programme.

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