Following appeals by teachers in private schools in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency for support in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Member of Parliament in that area Lydia Seyram Alhassan has presented some cash to them.
Madam Lydia who says she is only playing her role as a mother disclosed that the donation is to cater for teachers in less endowed private schools who have not received their salaries in the wake of the crisis.
She stressed, “this is just a token as a mother of the constituency and I wish I could do more for them. I feel their pain and I will try to attend to their needs as and when the funds are available.
….As you know they were the first to be shut down when we started recording cases of COVID-19 and because they use the school fees of the children to pay the salaries of the teachers, they have been suffering. So they appealed to me and that is the reason am here to support especially those in the less endowed private schools”.
The MP who has been distributing food items as well as Personal Protective Equipment to various groups in her constituency also present some food items including bags of rice to the beneficiary schools.
She disclosed that the second batch of teachers will receive their share on Monday at a separate ceremony.
When quizzed on how much she is giving to the teachers she said, “I usually do this not for the cameras so I will like to keep this on the quiet. But I wish I could do more for the teachers who take care of our children when we are out to work”.