Regional News of Wed, 7 Mar 20185

MP champions campaign for female education

The Member of Parliament for Damongo Constituency, Adam Mutawakilu has led a campaign to support female education in his Constituency.

The MP during the occasion of the Independence Day Celebration in the West Gonja District of Northern Ghana, donated a cheque of GHC5,000 to aid the operations of CAMFED in the District.

In donating the cheque, the legislator launched a passionate appeal to all stakeholders to support CAMFED in a bid to help sustain its operations in the District.

This he said will go a long way to promote the education of the girl child in the District.

The MP made the donation in response to a request from the District Coordinator of CAMFED, Madam Hawa Kifantang.

He guaranteed that he was going to maintain this support throughout the year. The District Coordinator of the programme received the cheque amidst loud cheers from the gathering. She expressed complete joy for the kind gesture by the MP.

Prior to this donation, the MP had sponsored Royals Club with GHC3,000 to organize a Spelling Bee and advanced GHC7,000 to the Ghana Education service to strengthen monitoring and evaluation. He made a payment of GHC20,000 for student support and donated nine sets of Jerseys to Damongo S.H.S and another six sets to Ndewura Jakpa S.H.T.S.

Background

Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), Ghana was launched in the year 1998 in the three Regions of Northern Ghana. It operates in 31 Districts. CAMFED Ghana builds a network around the poor and needy but brilliant girl child with the aim of getting the best of education for them.

The West Gonja District has been part of the 31 beneficiaries of this girl child educational support. The package however is almost ended and it's expected that stakeholders within the District will contribute to its sustenance.

Source: Ananpansah B Abraham

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