'Education is my priority - Banda DCE

The District Chief Executive for Banda, in the Bono Region, Mr Emmanuel Akoneh pledges to support quality education in his district.

'Education is my priority - Banda DCE
Emmanuel Akoneh

The District Chief Executive for Banda, in the Bono Region, Mr Emmanuel Akoneh, has pledged to invest and prioritize education for the people in his District.

According to him, he needs the next generation of the people of Banda to be well educated, to enable them compete in the work environment.

He said, “it is difficult to achieve meaningful economic growth or development without an educated population”.

"My focus as a DCE now is on quality education for my district, and not because of my position as DCE, but a leader who is committed to grooming the next generation in Banda needs to contribute his quota to the district and Ghana's development", he stated.

"If you want to become a good scholar, you can't do without reading. So I will go around and ensure books and phones are used for the intended purpose", he stressed.

Mr. Akone expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Finance for giving clearance to recruit 16,000 teachers across the country which he thinks will reduce the burden of insufficient teachers.

He emphasized that education empowers people and transform their lives, it equips them with knowledge and skills to escape poverty, it gives hope, confidence and dignity.

The DCE added, that education fosters economic growth and with high unemployment rate, job seekers must be well trained to hold positions.

"Moreover, education is the foundation for a more peaceful and sustainable future, by influencing people's attitudes and behaviours, education is a key channel for better mutual understanding, tolerance and respect for each other. I will make sure children are put in schools, I will improve the quality of learning and help the district with educational infrastructures", he promised.

Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region