Abetifi (E/R), May 16, GNA - Mr Bryan Acheampong, the Member of Parliament for Abetifi Constituency and the Minister of State in charge of National Security at the Presidency has offered financial support to over 1,000 students in public and private schools in the constituency.
The gesture was to help to increase enrolment in the schools and to minimise the financial burden that parents in his constituency go through to take care of the education of their wards.
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) at Abetifi in the Kwahu East District of the Eastern Region, he explained that his effort was a way to complement the government's efforts in ensuring quality education to every school going child in the district and the country at large.
Mr Acheampong reiterated that his utmost priority was in education and would therefore give off his best to ensure high literate population in the constituency.
He said he had also offered scholarships to five students in the district to persue medicine at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and at the University of Ghana.
He said he would continue to provide support to the constituency by providing scholarships to brilliant, but needy students, provision of potable water for communities and ensuring the welfare of the Aged in society.
Mr Acheampong said his Foundation had plans to increase the number of beneficiaries of scholarships at the tertiary level year by year to enable workers and non workers to upgrade their educational status.
The Member of Parliament therefore urged students in the district who needed financial support for their education to visit the district assembly for registration.