Logba Development Association in collaboration with chiefs and people of Logba in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region on Saturday, August 4, 2018 held a fund-raising durbar at Logba Vuinta to help support education in the area.
The fund known as Akpana Educational Fund, was initiated to help support brilliant but needy students in the community with an attractive scholarship scheme.
This year’s durbar, the third to be organised at Logba was under the theme “Empowerment through Education” and expected to raise an amount of Ghc 20,000 for the fund.
Speaking at the durbar, Chairman of the Akpana Educational Fund Committee, Mr Kosi Kadem indicated that Akpana (Logba Traditional Area) has over the years, produced distinguished personalities for the country and there is the need to empower the next generation through education hence, the introduction of the fund.
He added that the scholarship scheme which currently covers secondary education will be shifted to tertiary education with special attention to the study of Engineering, Information technology, Medicine, Accounting and Law due to the introduction of government’s free senior high school policy.
The District Chief Executive (DCE) for Afadzato South, Lawyer Semanu Seneadza lauded the Logba Traditional Area for establishing an educational fund to support education in the area which according to him, falls in line with government’s policy of ensuring free quality secondary education to its citizens.
He therefore called on churches and stakeholders in the community to throw their support behind the fund.
On the proposed introduction of double-track system in some senior high schools starting 2018/2019 academic year, the DCE said it is the best step taken by the government which will go a long way to accommodate the increasing number of children left on the streets.
The occasion saw some cash donations from Member of Parliament for the area, Hon. Angela Tay, the DCE, chiefs and people of Logba as well as other dignitaries present.
So far, fourteen students have been awarded scholarships from the fund.
By: Walter Akoto/voltaonlinegh.com