Mr Justice Joe Appiah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma North, has donated 200 dual desks to schools in his constituency.
Dual desksPresenting the desks, Mr Appiah said his gesture was in line with his commitment to contribute to the education of children in his constituency.

The donation, he said, was the first phase of a programme he had lined up.

He said distributed 400 dual desks to the Kwashieman and Odorkor four and five cluster of schools some time ago under the HIPC Fund.

Mr Appiah said even though resources available to him are not enough as a MP, he has undertaken a number of development projects in the constituency to enhance the living standards of his constituents.

He mentioned the demolition of a wooden structure and construction of a six-unit classroom block at Otaten four and five school under the GETFUND, re-roofing of Odorkor four and five primary school and renovation of Odorkor one and eight as well as the McCarthy primary schools.

Others are the construction of a kindergarten block at McCarthy school which is about 80 per cent complete and also an Information, Communication and Technology Centre for the Odorkor four and five cluster of schools, which he said would be completed and furnished with computers and accessories in 2016.

The MP said he had lobbied and secured scholarships from the scholarship secretariat for 20 students across the constituency and encouraged those eligible to apply for assistance.

The Accra Metropolitan Director of Education, Mrs Tena Angela Mensah commended the MP for his kind gesture and appealed to philanthropists, NGOs and individuals in the community to go to the assistance of schools since according to her government and parents alone could not shoulder all the needs.

The task of educating children she said is a collective responsibility of both parents and teachers whilst children’s role is to learn very hard and be obedient in order to grow to become responsible and useful citizens not only to themselves but to the society at large.

The Chief of Kwashieman, Nii Awuley Ahiaku, VI, urged parents to ensure the proper upbringing of their children.

Running from that responsibility, Nii Ahiaku said is very dangerous since it could lead some children to become criminals in the future.

He praised the MP for his good relationship with the traditional authorities in the area and also for his continued support to them.

GNA

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