From Sara Amankwaa .
Some eighty-three needy but brilliant students have received financial assistance from the Sunyani Municipal Assembly in the Brong-Ahafo Region to enable them further their education.
The Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, disclosed this when addressing assembly members and other stakeholders at the Assembly’s Third Ordinary Meeting.
She said the assembly offered the support after the beneficiaries approached it for financial assistance to enable them further their education at either the tertiary or secondary levels.
The MCE said: “In line with the guidelines for the disbursement of the District Assemblies Common Fund, an amount of GH¢25,000 was released to assist 83 brilliant but needy students who applied for assistance from the second and tertiary level schools of learning.”
She pledged the assembly’s readiness to ensure that needy but brilliant students are supported in any capacity to enable them realise their dreams and aspirations, adding that the assembly will, therefore, not relent on supporting any such students in the area.
In a related development, Madam Kumi-Richardson also revealed that work had started on the construction of a two-storey administration block for the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
“Honorable members, the new two-storey administration block for the Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Education Service has now been awarded on contract, and work has begun,” the MCE told the house.