The Queen mother of Okwaabena and Mankomeda in the Awutu -Senya East Municipality in the Central Region, Naa Laaley Din I, says the free education policy that is about to start this academic year is welcome news.
According to her, monies being paid by chiefs and queens and philanthropists for needy students across the country could now be rechanneled into other areas for the welfare of the students.
Manye Larley Din stated this in an interview with the press at Jei Krodua in the Central Region last Saturday.
The flamboyant queen noted that at the moment she is paying the fees of over 220 needy students in some form of free education and supporting over 180 widows in her area, with the support of her husband, Mr. Owusu Bempah, an astute businessman.
She noted that apart from paying the school fees for the needy, she also provides food, clothing and school uniforms free of charge, among many other relief items, to needy students as their parents do not have any work that can provide them with funds to provide their siblings with all that they need to live comfortable lives.
She added that they further give the students daily pocket money.
Naa Laaley averred that she and her husband have also helped women in her area to get soft loans without paying interests, from the bank to trade in order to be in a better position to support their families.
She noted that the interest on the loans is paid by her and her husband as a form of relief for the women.
The queen noted that she was enstooled a year ago and since then she has been working hard to lead her people well and woo development for her people, but she noted that she has observed that their major and small roads are in deplorable state that needs to be renovated sooner than later to boost economic activities in the area.
She noted that government has done well in the area by providing electric poles which will go a long way to supply more electricity to the benefit of the community, especially real estate developers who are building houses in the whole area.
She noted that the Awutu Senya- East Municipal Assembly also fought for them to get electricity transformers and light, making the place comfortable to live and work and for pupils and students to develop their talents.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Kwabena Odae