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Bolga Council Sponsors 22 Girls in School

2006-02-14 13:33:25
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THE Bolgatanga Traditional Council is sponsoring 22 brilliant but needy girls to further their education under the Bolga Nabba Education Endowment Fund. It covers tuition and other logistics in the senior secondary school, the polytechnics and the universities.

This was disclosed here at the annual Adaboya festival of the chief and people of the Bolgatanga Traditional area at the weekend to give thanks to their ancestors for a successful farming season and to plan development projects for this year.

This year’s celebration was under the theme: ‘Education, the bedrock for development: The Role of the traditional council in girl-child education.

Mr Boniface Dagbila Gambila, Upper East Regional Minister, said that because of the premium that the government placed on education, it had over the past four uyears provided over 4,000 school buildings throughout the country.

He bemoaned the low enrolment of girls in the schools and appealed to parents to take advantage of the Capitation Grant to send all children to school, stressing that, poverty would no longer be accepted as excuse for not sending any child to school.

Mr Gambila appealed to the people to avoid acts capable of derailing the peace of the area, saying that they should work in concert to fashion out strategies that would help push the development of the region forward.

Dr Olutinje Kolafo, Nigerian High Commissioner in Accra, commended the Bolga Naba’s initiative as being in the right direction and donated ¢5 million to the fund.

He said Ghana and Nigeria shared common aspiration and their government would continue to support each other in their socio-economic development efforts.

Bolgatanga Chief, Martin Abilba III was not happy that the environment was being destroyed at the alarming rate and warned that those caught degrading the environment will be drastically dealt with.

A total of ¢21 million was collected during appeal for fund.

source: times

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