The Member of Parliament for the Awutu Senya East Constituency and Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson on Tuesday, May 05, 2020, touched the hearts of private school proprietors and their teachers.
She presented food items worth GHS90,000 as support to cushion the Ghana Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) against the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The items include rice, cooking oil and tomato paste to be distributed among the schools and to be given to their teachers.
Hawa Koomson speaking at the Christ Apostolic Church, Kasoa Newtown where the presentation was done, said she was touched when the association wrote to her office for support.
According to her, subsequent meetings with the group revealed the challenges the teachers and the school owners were facing as a result of the closure of schools as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
She advised them to wash their hands thoroughly with soap under running water, the use of hand sanitizers and wearing of nose mask at all times, “with the hope that we will surely overcome together as a nation in no time.”
On behalf of the Association, the Chairman, Rev. William Baako was full of praise to the Member of Parliament whom he described as a good mother with a heart of gold and commitment of giving.
Rev. Baako acknowledged the countless support the Association has received from her and entreated the Association members and teachers to replicate her good gesture in these trying times.
He assured her that they will support her, come December 2020, and beyond. He also thanked the government for the provision of soft loan facilities to SMEs and pleaded that the Association should also be considered in these times.
With the MPs entourage, was the Central Regional women Organizer, Miss Charlotte Adwoa Antwi and the Constituency executives.