Daniel Mensah Amartey (Municipal Chief Executive)
The Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Directorate of Education, in collaboration with Municipal Assembly (LEKMA), has honoured 50 teachers and non-teaching staff, from first and second cycle schools in the municipality, for their dedication and invaluable service to the development of education.
They were each presented various prizes ranging from refrigerators to television sets and home theatres, and a certificate.
The awardees were Mrs Victoria Abrafi of the Teshie LEKMA “10” Primary School, adjudged the best in the basic school category; Francis Akotsotso of Nungua LEKMA “1” Junior High School, who picked the first prize in Mathematics and Science at the Junior High school level.
The others were Festus Konadu, Headteacher of the Teshie LEKMA “8” Junior High School; Emmanuel Kofi Ahili and Seth Quequ Nublani both of the Nungua Senior High School, who picked awards in the Mathematics and Science category at the Senior High School category.
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Afotey Agbo, in a speech read for him, said the decision of the municipality to recognise workers who excelled in their fields of endeavour was very relevant, “serving as an important strategy to inspire workers to work hard”.
He paid glowing tribute to the teachers in the area, particularly those who won awards, for their hard work which had placed the municipality in an enviable position among the other Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies in the country.
The Municipal Chief Executive, Daniel Amartey Mensah, in his address, also praised teachers in the area for shaping the lives and building the future of students in the area.
He disclosed that the assembly spent GH¢2million of its internally generated funds on the provision of classroom blocks, furniture, libraries and dormitories, and on the school feeding programme, last year.
The Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Rosetta Addison Sackey, said the directorate of education decided to institute the awards to recognise hard working teachers.
She advised teachers to work hard to achieve higher better results in the years ahead.
Mrs Abrafi, on behalf of the awardees, commended the assembly for the honour done them and pledged they would work to justify the awards given them.