Member of Parliament for the North Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has announced that cash transfers have been made to 659 teaching and non-teaching staff in his d constituency.
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According to him, the figure comprises 570 teaching and non-teaching staff from 45 private schools and 89 volunteer teachers in public basic schools who are not on government payroll.
This intervention from the North Tongu MP was to reduce the plight of private school teachers who have not received salaries since March due to the COVID-19 induced closure of schools.
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In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh the MP said the source 30% of funding for the intervention was from the MP’s Common Fund, 20% from MP’s personal contribution, and 50% from the MP’s fundraising efforts from donors.
He expressed appreciation to those whose generosity helped make the initiative a resounding success.
Ghanaians have lauded his kind gesture to the teaching staff in his constituency.
Akamba said he has made other MPs useless.
Forson asked that the Central Tongu MP learns from him.
Charles asked for God's blessing for the North Tongu MP.
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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) official told journalists about the EC’s latest decision after an Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting with political parties in Accra on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The EC held the IPAC meeting with political parties at its headquarters to discuss matters and issues regarding the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls.
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