Abuakwa North Assembly disburses GHC 108,100.00 as scholarship to students
As part of government's effort to promote quality and affordable education in Ghana, the Scholarship Secretariat of Ghana has decentralized its operations to the district, municipal and metropolitan levels.

Date Created : 10/24/2019 7:57:58 AM : Story Author : William Dei-Gyau/

In view of this, the Abuakwa North Municipal Assembly in the Eastern Region has disbursed an amount of GHc 108,100.00 as scholarship bursary to some 92 beneficiaries who are students in various tertiary institutions in Ghana.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Owusu Twum-Ampofo, in an exclusive interview with explained that, the Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP government upon realizing that, brilliant but needy students drop out mostly after Senior High School, necessitated the idea of decentralizing the Scholarship Secretariat to the District, Municipal and Metropolitan levels for easy access contrary to the previous administration where the scholarships were given to people in government who could have afforded their fees.

"In the past, people drop out of school because of financial constraints, but for the timely intervention of the newly appointed registrar of the scholarship secretariat, people are able to access the scheme at the district, municipal and metropolitan levels unlike the previous administration where wards of government appointees who could afford their fees were given the scholarship bursary.

Abuakwa North Municipality was lucky to receive GHc 108,100.00 for 92 beneficiaries with bursary ranging from Ghc 1000 to Ghc 6000. This has put smiles in the faces of all and sundary", Owusu Twum-Ampofo stated.

The MCE advised the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity granted them.

"It is your right to receive this scholarship but never forget to fulfilled your responsibility of making the government and the Ghanaian citizenry proud by learning harder to make the scholarship awarded them worthy, for the Nana Akufo-Addo led NPP administration is committed to serving the citizenry proactively contrary to the previous administration where state coffers were used by cronies to build mansions for themselves".

He also seized the opportunity to urge all eligible voters to come out and vote massively for "Yes" in the December referendum for the amendment of article 55(3) of Ghana's constitution which is to allow Ghanaians to decide whether political parties should be allowed to sponsor candidates for district level elections.

William Dei-Gyau/