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10.01.2006 Regional News

Capitation Grant not an end to parents responsibilities


Wa, Jan 10, GNA - Mr Ambrose Dery, the Upper West Regional Minister, on Tuesday reminded parents that the institution of the Capitation Grant did not mean an end to their responsibilities towards their children in school.

He said the basic issue of providing uniforms, pens, pencils and feeding at home remain their responsibility. Mr Dery said this when he addressed the leadership of the three Muslim sects in the Wa municipality who paid a joint courtesy call on him at the forecourt of the regional co-ordinating council. This was after they had said their open-air prayers at their respective prayer grounds to mark the Muslim festival of sacrifice, Eid-ul-Adha.

The sects were the orthodox led by their Chief Imam, Alhaji Mahama Taselima Ibn Mahama, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Movement led by the acting Regional Missionary, Maulvi Umar Farouk Yahaya and the Al-sunna led by Sheikh Ahmad Yakubu.

They each took turns to say prayers for Allah's guidance for the leadership of the nation and for peace and prosperity of the country. The minister asked people in the region to make efforts to solicit information from the district assemblies, the Regional Co-ordinating Council, regional and district offices of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture as well as the National Board for small Scale Industries in order to take advantage of the many opportunities they provide. Naa Alhaji Yakubu Seidu Soalia 11, the Paramount Chief of the Wala Traditional Area, was present. 10 Jan 06