From Inusa Musah
Arabic instructors in Ashaiman have held a presser to commend the government for enrolling them onto the Zongo Development Fund, where they would directly source their monthly stipends.
Hitherto this intervention by the government, the Arabic instructors were paid from little voluntary monthly contributions from parents, and, sometimes, for many months, some of them never got any allowance for their services.
When the New Patriotic Party (NPP) formed its government in 2017, it, as part fulfilling one of its campaign promises to the Moslem communities, enrolled the Arabic instructors onto the National Youth Employment Authority (NYEA).
This was not too long after the government had created the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry to specially attend to the needs of the Moslem communities.
The Ministry is in-charge of the allocation of the Zongo Development Fund, and, to the Arabic instructors, migrating them from the NYEA onto the Fund would enable them receive their monthly allowances in time.
Muaz Mohammed, spokesperson for the Ashaiman Arabic instructors, told newsmen that the secretariat of the Fund would soon be opened in Ashaiman, where other instructors, whose names are yet to be captured, would be allowed to register to benefit from the national stipend.
Presently, only 65 names of instructors have been registered in the Fund.