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Northern Ghana Education Trust Fund (Netfund) Donates to Flood Victims

2007-10-12 15:33:26
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The Northern Ghana Education Trust Fund (NETFUND) has made a donation of 333 bags of rice, 15 bags of sugar and 15 cartons of oil to flood victims in the Northern region.

The presentation was made by Mr. Sadiq Braimah, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Fund on its behalf. The goods were received by the Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mustapha Ali Idris.

Mr. Braimah informed the Minister that though the core function of the NETFUND is to help the promotion of education in the north and among northerners, the Trust felt that if the children who have become victims of the floods are not properly fed, it will be difficult for them to concentrate on their studies, hence this donation to help feed the children.

The Regional Minister, who was in the company of his colleagues from the Upper East and Upper West regions, said he was touched by the gesture from the NETFUND because he thought that a letter of sympathy would have sufficed. He therefore assured the Fund that he had put into place stringent measures to ensure that nothing goes stray and pledges to hand over any officials who will be found to have involved themselves in any underhand dealings.

Similar donations of 400 and 300 bags of rice and quantities' of oil and sugar have been donated to the Upper East and Upper West regions by the NEDFUND.

Earlier in a chat with the press, Mr. Braimah had appealed to northerners to be a lead role in the resolution of problems involving the north. He called on northerners to take the lead in donating foods, clothing and other survival items to their people in order to entice other people to donate. He added that northerners should build up their confidence and stop thinking they are being marginalized.

Mr. Braimah added that is only when northerners take the lead in solving their problems that others will begin to respect them.

On education, Mr. Braimah disclosed that the NETFUND is currently sponsoring 350 students in secondary schools throughout the country and called on the public, especially northerners to contribute generously to help sustain the Fund.

source: Chronicle

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