Education

I will beat parents who fail to send children to school – Minister

Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister has threatened to ‘beat’ any parent who refuses to send her children to school in the region.

Madam Elizabeth Agyeman does not understand why under President Akufo-Addo’s governance, children of school going age would be left to loiter instead of going to school to study.

The former Member of Parliament for Oforikrom Constituency in the Ashanti Region was speaking on Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene on Tuesday.

She said in twi, “I will beat women who refuse to send their words to school, because the school feeding is coming, the capitation grant is coming, free school policy is also coming so what is your worry not to take them to school?”

She warned that she will drive her car around “to inspect whether parents are sending their children to school”.

Madam Agyeman added that it is the vision of the president to ensure that every child goes to school, this vision she said would be ensured by her and the minister.

Women development

The former MP said she will ensure that women in the region are given small loans from MASLOC to enable them to be self-sufficient instead of relying on their husbands always.

The Deputy Minister however noted because it is from the government, repayment of the loans is always a problem, “but we shall make it flexible for them to be able to pay”.

Transport fare increment

Commenting on the increment of transport fares which takes effect tomorrow [Thursday], the Deputy Minister said “we need to explain to Ghanaians why transport fares have been increased”.

She acknowledged that the New Patriotic Party had promised that things would be good for Ghanaians when it comes to power, but not to make things harsh for them.

Madam Agyeman urged Ghanaians to be calm because the President and government will not do anything that will disadvantage Ghanaians.

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana

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