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Regional News Wed, 16 Mar 2005

Ho Asogli to launch education fund

Ho, March 16, GNA - Togbe Afede XIV, the Agbogbomefia of Ho Asogli, has donated 10 building plots to kick-start contributions to the proposed Asogli State Education Fund that will be launched during the Easter celebrations.

A signed by Mr John Kukah, Secretary to the Asogli State, said other chiefs of Asogli and all families owning land were required by the Asogli State Council to donate at least 10 per cent of all lands owned by them for conversion as initial capital for the fund.

Additionally, all prominent citizens within and outside the traditional are also to donate a minimum of 2 million cedis to the fund. "These measures are intended to serve as incentive for businesses, NGOs and philanthropists to donate to the fund."

"All sons and daughters of Asogli across the globe are entreated to donate freely to this noble cause to ensure a brighter future for our children," it said.

The statement said the move to establish the fund was to ease the "difficulties most of the academically brilliant sons and daughters of Asogli go through in pursuit of education....".

Source: GNA