MUNICIPAL Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekyedumase Municipality in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Salisu Bamba, has given an amount of GHC 20, 000 to support all the private teachers in the preparatory schools in the municipality as part of their monthly salaries in the wake of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) pademic.
The MCE has also paid all the amount being involved in the disinfection and fumigation of all private schools in Ejura Sekyedumase Municipal as the schools reopened on Monday June 15, 2020 after the ban was imposed on the social gathering due to the outtbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
Speaking on NaaGyei FM being monitored by Bizzygh.com, Mr Bamba noted that the money he has given to the private teachers was generally coming from his own pocket since the teacher were not being paid their monthly salaries by the owners of the private schools at the times that the schools were closed down in the fight against COVID -19 effection.
“I feel petty for the private schools teachers in my areas for some months that no monthly salary was paid to the private teachers by their proprietors, so l decided to give such money to them to share as their monthly salaries,” the MCE revealed.
For his part, the proprietor of Victories Educational Institute and Treasure for Private Schools Association in Ejura Sekyedumase Rev. Edward Obinas stated that they are surprised for the MCE’s support and thanked him for his kind gesture.
Rev. Edward appeal to MCE to help the private schools with logistics and educational learning and teaching materials.
Meanwhile, the MCE has reported to have hinted at setting up a COVID-19 Fund in the course of the week to help in the fight against the pandemic.
“I am giving out an amount of GHC10,000 as seed money for the Municipal Fund,” he said.
This was made known to the public in response to measures his outfit has undertaken to ensure that the Municipality records zero case in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
It is to note that, since the outbreak, the Hon. MCE together with the Municipal Health Directorate has put in place a lot of measures aimed at protecting his people.
“This fund is coming to augment the already existing measures to ensure the total safety of the people across the municipality,” the MCE assured.