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Sixty-three tertiary students from the Salaga South constituency of the East Gonja Municipality have received a total of 43,000 cedis to support payment of their fees.
Each of them received between 500 and 2,000 cedis.
The money, which was given to the students from tertiary institutions across the country, was drawn from the MPs’ share of the District Assembly’s Common Fund.
Presenting the money to the leadership of the students in Salaga, the MP for Salaga South, Adam Salifu Braimah who doubles as the Savannah Regional minister, appealed to the students to learn hard to become the next human resource of the constituency.
He mentioned that he has been supporting students since assuming office as an MP for the area.
For him, “it is better to teach a child how to fish than to give him fish”
Mr Braimah explained that poverty should not be a hindrance to education.
“They are the future of our dear constituency when we are gone, and so depriving them of their education today because of money will be a worse mistake and posterity will not forgive us”
He cautioned them to stay away from bad friends who will influence them negatively.
“Good friends and bad friends can all be found in school and so choose wisely,” he told the beneficiaries.
One of the leaders, Ali Perpetual, expressed gratitude to the MP for the gesture.
“I don’t want to compare you to your predecessors; however, I can say that you are a rare kind”
Meanwhile, the MP has donated three cassava and corn mill to three communities – Kakoshi, Lamsa/Kpambu and Mabung – in the East Gonja municipality. This was in fulfillment of a 2016 campaign promise to women in the area who walked over 15 kilometres to salaga to grind their food stuffs.
By Christopher Amoako|3news.com|Ghana