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Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu has fulfilled his promise of paying 659 private school teachers in his constituency.
This relates to a promise he made some previous weeks ago to pay teaching and non-teaching staffs in his constituency who are not on government payroll.
His reason for the payment was to metigate the challenges Covid-19 has brought to the private school teachers in his constituency.
He cleared the notion of the source of his funding which raised controversies;
‘The source of funds for the intervention are as follows: MP’s Common Fund financed 30%; MP’s personal contribution 20%; MP’s fundraising efforts from donors accounted for the remaining 50%”.
Below is his full Facebook statement
We have this evening concluded direct cash transfers to 659 indomitable teaching and non-teaching staff in my beloved constituency.
The figure comprises some 570 teaching and non-teaching staff from 45 private schools and 89 volunteer teachers in public basic schools who are not on Government payroll.
This MP’s initiative to ameliorate the plight of private school teachers who have not received salaries since March due to the COVID-19 induced closure of schools has now been successfully implemented.
The source of funds for the intervention are as follows: MP’s Common Fund financed 30%; MP’s personal contribution 20%; MP’s fundraising efforts from donors accounted for the remaining 50%.
I express my heartfelt appreciation to all those whose generosity have helped us make this initiative a resounding success. I am eternally indebted to my army of dedicated volunteers who authenticated the data and verified the MoMo transactions. May God bless every one of you greatly.
As I have maintained – we are all in this together, we shall defeat COVID-19 together and like the Phoenix, we shall rise from the ashes together.