Hon Alexandrr Gabby Hottordze, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Central Tongu constituency in the Volta Region, has reiterated his commitment to improve the standard of education in the area to remove living condition of his people.
The MP made this known when he presented Motorbikes, Corn Milling Machines and Exercise Books valued at GH₵ 88,000.00 to the Central Tongu District Assembly.
The items includes Eight Motorbikes for Circuits Supervisors, 10,000 Exercise Books for school children, and Two Corn Milling Machines for Women’s Group in two electoral Areas in the Constituency.
Speaking at a short but impressive ceremony at Adidome to present the items Hon Hottordze said “I’m a happy man today, The Constitutional Day to honour part of my promise to you”,
“When I started my campaign for the primaries, I promised to support education to succeed and I thought a teacher must be supported in that direction,”.
According to him, he could not be the MP for life, hence the need to support education in the constituency to produce more number of his successors.
In his view, one of the ways the youth could take over from the current leadership is through effective teaching and learning, hence “my decision to support our children with these learning materials”.
The MP who is a member of Health Committee of Parliament, however bemoaned poor supervision of schools and children, adding that, the situation is weakening students performance in the area.
He therefore expressed the hope that, with the help of the motorbikes the Circuit Supervisors would be able to patrol the school timely to help change the narrative of low score cards in the basic schools.
The was addition to several of others earlier donated to the District Education Directorates including over 200 mono desks to students and about 500 street lights for some selected communities to lighten the areas to fight crime.
The donation were all boned out from the MPs Common Fund, while he pledged to extend similar in the coming years with their support.
Receiving the items on behalf of the respective groups, the District Chief Executive Mr Thomas Moore Zonyrah, expressed appreciation for the gesture and promised the items would be distribypted fairly as intended for.
According to him, the books and the Motorbikes would go a long way to enhance education performance and called for more from other stakeholders in the District.
The DCE revealed that the District recorded low average performance in the 2018 , BECE and attributed it to bad attitude from some teachers who consistently absent from teaching and students who spent classes hours with Mobile phone on social media.
The District Director of Education, Mr Henry Hevi however assured that, most of the Teachers who caused the district to recorded poor performance due t their laziness would be transfer, as past of the in house policies to check them.