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Betty Krosby Mensah, the Honourable Member of Parliament for the Kwahu Afram Plains North Constituency has called on the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service and the Government to consider students in remote areas before implementing educational policies within this era of Covid19 outbreak.
Speaking in an interview with aframplainsstories.com, the Honourable Member stated that, students in remote areas lack internet connectivity and electricity hence educational policies rolled out by the Government won’t favour them.
‘It is true that our students needs to keep reading day in day out to keep themselves abreast with issues. However, when we are rolling out policies on education, we need to consider students in remote areas. It is not every community that has electricity and internet connectivity. How then do students in such communities cope with the policies being implemented by the Ministry of Education? They need to take into consideration these kids because at the end of the day, they compete with students from the developed communities” she said.
She made these know during her two days tour to the Dwarf Island, a suburb in the Kwahu Afram Plains North District where she donated items to over 60 communities to aid them in the fight against Covid19.
The MP used the opportunity to also educate the people on the Island on how best they can stay safe during this era.
‘The best way to prevent yourself from contracting Covid19 is to stay home. Let us always wash our hands within 20 minutes intervals with soap and running water. I will also advice my market women to always carry their hand sanitisers with them whenever they are going to the market. You should also not forget to wear your dace mask’ she added.
The Honourable Member donated boxes of hand sanitisers, veronica buckets, liquid soaps among others to the people on the Dwarf Island. She however promised to come back with more items in the near future.
Honourable Betty Krosby Mensah also donated bags of cement to Kedekope, Diborkope and Zion to aid them in completing of their ongoing Clinic and School projects.
This brings to four, the number of times the honourable member has done donations during this era of Covid19 outbreak.
Joshua Kwasi Tettey