Asene Akroso Manso Launches Educational Endowment Fund

The Asene Manso Akroso District has launched an educational endowment fund to support needy but brilliant students who are studying in tertiary and vocational training institutions across the country.

At a fundraising rally, a Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, commended the community for their vision for te education of the youth.

He urged the people to maintain their cooperative spirit to initiate more programmes to enhance the development of the district.

Dr. Osei Adutwum stressed the need for the youth in the area to take their education seriously so that they could become beneficiaries of the package.

The Member of Parliament for the Asene Akroso Manso constituency, Mr. George Kwame Aboagye, recounted how at a point he had to spend half of his share of the District Assemblies Common Fund to pay for fees and other vocational requests at the expense of developmental projects due to pressure mounted on him by some members of the constituency.

He indicated that the fund, which has been created at the time that senior high school education has been made free, would open doors to a number of graduates from the second cycle institutions to access tertiary education.

He cautioned the fund managers to manage the fund judiciously to ensure that only brilliant but needy students benefit from it.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, Mr. Alex Nkoom, encourage students to be committed to their studies as that was the surest way to improve their standard of living in the near future.

The Board Chairman of the fund, Mr. Ben Ahmed Tawiah, pledged the commitment of members to ensure the sustainability of the fund so that the youth could be further their education.

He further called on non-resident citizens to visit home to contribute their quota to the educational fund.

Mr. Ahmed Tawiah appealed to organizations in the district to consider setting aside a fraction of their profits to support the fund.

On his part, the chief of Akroso, Nana Osei Asibe Darkwa II, pledged to do all he could to ensure the sustainability of the fund.

Six hundred fifty thousand cedis was raised at the rally as seed money.

Source: ISD (Emmanuel Yaw Acheampong)

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