By Sumaiya Salifu Sawed, GNA
Ho, Sept. 15, GNA - Mr. Benjamin Kpodo, Member of Parliament for Ho Central has allocated a quarter of the Member of Parliament’s (MP’s) Common Fund to support over 100 brilliant but needy students in the Ho Municipality.
A total of GH¢49,450.00, a quarter of the Fund supported students from both secondary and tertiary institutions in the Municipality.
Each student from universities, Colleges of Education and Nursing Training Colleges received GH¢500, GH¢400 and GH¢250 respectively for an academic year.
Mr Kpodo said this when he offered financial assistance to some brilliant but needy students in Ho.
He admitted that the amount allocated in the Common Fund to each student was not enough but explained that the Fund was not for educational purposes but for other development issues.
Mr. Kpodo urged students in the Municipality who needed financial support for education to apply early because it was a term grant and that delays would mean missing out on the opportunity to access the Fund.
“Don’t let financial circumstances deter you from accessing education” he added.
Mr. Kpodo encouraged beneficiaries to study hard to justify the investment of government and their parents in them.
Madam Jessie Akama, Ho Municipal Director of Education, also charged beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity and excel in their academics.
Mr. John Nelson Akorli, Ho Municipal Chief Executive, commended the MP for the gesture and described it as good investment worthy of emulation.