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Traditional leaders, parents and opinion leaders have been urged to place more premium in the education of girls since history indicated that women like their male counterparts could equally contribute to national development.
Mr Anthony Aziabah, Bolgatanga Municipal Director of Education, stated this when Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), a private mobile telecommunication company, donated exercise books and pens worth 9 million cedis to first cycle schools at Adakora, Kulbia and the Zuarungu Junior High and Kulbia Senior High Schools in the Upper East Region.
The Municipal Director of Education said there were many instances where women played significant roles in national development, with some doing better than men and entreated Ghanaians, especially people of northern decent to give equal attention to the education of girls.
He cited Ms Gloria Atubiga Ali a representative of the Customer Care Unit of the MTN who upon winning the "Collection of Stories Initiatives" initiated by MTN, donated 250 books and 250 pens to some schools in the Region.
Ms Atubiga explained that she decided to channel her donation to the Upper East Region because available statistics indicated that it was one of the most deprived regions among the three northern regions.
Mr Malcolm Frazier of MTN explained that the donation was part of the company’s social responsibilities towards the communities they served, adding that the company was presently focusing on education and health but would later incorporate other needs of the people.
Mr Philibert K Kuupol, Municipal Coordinating Director of the Bolgatanga Assembly paid tribute to MTN for the kind gesture and indicated that they had lived up to expectation as they had promised.
He appealed to other organization to complement government’s efforts in education to help move the nation forward.