The Member of Parliament for Mpraeso constituency, Seth Kwame Acheampong has hourned over 200 basic teachers within his constituency for their immense contribution towards education in the constituency and the country as a whole.
The 210 teachers were selected from all the seven (7) circuits which fall under the Kwahu South District Directorate of Education.
Each of the awardees received a certificate and a wall clock. The award being first of its kind was initiated by the Member of Parliament to show his appreciation to teachers within his constituency.
The day which coincided with workers day has been hailed by the awardees who have called for it to be institutionalized.
Speaking at the event which was held at Mpraeso Presby church, Hon Seth Acheampong said the award though a token is to show his respect, recognition and also encourage the teachers for their hard work and sacrifice
He praised teachers for giving off their best in spite of the constraints under which they work.
Mr Acheampong added that it is his desire to continue the award and also extend it to cover teachers in the second cycle institutions within the constituency. “It is my prayer that it won’t be held only this year, but on yearly basis, God will give us the strength and sponsorship to show our love for the work you are doing” he said
Hon Acheampong made it known that it has been his desire to honour teachers within his constituency all this while ,however the call was ignited when a pupil from Asuboni within his constituency emerged the overall winner in a quiz competition organised by a non-governmental organisation ,”Child Care Foundation” for schools within the various Kwahu districts.
He used that opportunity to present a cheque of GHC 10,000 to support teachers who took part in the special classes organised for BECE candidates within the constituency.
Mr George Ofori, on behalf of the awardees thanked the MP for his recognition and said what he has done has give them hope.
Present at the function were, principal of Abetifi College of Education who chair the function, Rev K.D Bosea-Gyinantwi, a retired Director of Education and District minister in charge Mpraeso presbytery Rev J Y Kissi Twum and The presiding member of Kwahu south District Assembly, Hon Ofosu Kissi.
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SOURCE: agoofmonline.com/Eugene Akoto Bamfo