The Member of Parliament for Nkawkaw, who double as the Eastern Regional Minister Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour has present sets of desk top computers to the Kwahu Nsabaa Municipal Assembly Basic School in the Kwahu West Municipality to help improve Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) literacy among children in that side of the municipality. The MP also donated one brand new HP laptop to the Municipal Education Director to augment his duties.
In an acceptance speech, Mr. John Darfour the head master of the school expressed his profound gratitude to the Regional Minister and MP for his constant support to the school over the years. According to him, the minister has always exhibited a clear sense of responsibility whenever the school calls upon him in times of difficulty including the provision assistance such as pupil desks and cement bags for construction works in the school.
The head master however thanked the MP and his entourage for the kind gestures and pledged to make maintenance of the computers a priority.
Hon. Emmanuel Boansi Darkwah, the Assembly member for the area and presiding member of the Kwahu West Assembly on his part thanked the MP for the presentation done the school and eulogised him for his constant support to the school.
He further used the opportunity to dispute claims by some constituents that the MP was giving out the computers and other presentations in order to win votes, saying, he has been doing same since he assumed office as MP. The Presiding Member and assembly member for the Kwahu Nsabaa community however called on community members to remember the good works of the MP during the upcoming elections.
Mr. Daniel Yeboah, the Municipal Education Director who accompanied him to do the donation also on his part called on parents and teachers to collaborate in bringing up the children since that cannot be the responsibility of only teachers.
He further thanked the Regional Minister for the donation, adding that education is the only heritage that no one can take from an individual.
“I want to also plead with our teachers to take very good care of the computer by putting together a maintenance plan in order to give the computers a longer lasting life span to be able to serve generational leaders” he said.
The Regional Minister and MP for Nkawkaw, Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour in his speech indicated that, government has a sole responsibility to provide quality education to its citizenry hence the implementation of the Free SHS policy.
*”It is important to state that information Communication and ICT is the order of the day and therefore incumbent on us to help you with these pieces of computers*. *Even in Parliament, MP’s are now learning e-governance with computers and that is why I want you children to be ahead of time by learning taking your ICT lessons seriously.
Don’t be interested in rat hunting instead,take your lessons seriously and rise to your dreams from now to become quality human resources for Ghana”.
According to Hon. Eric Kwakye Darfour, there are a lot of goodies in the computer lessons just there are a lot of bad lessons that could be learnt from it and charged the teachers to ensure that only the positive lessons are given to the children, adding that plans should be made to give an opportunity to other community members who may have interest to learn the computer lessons.
Report by Nana Kwame Andoh