Dozens of private school teachers in the Suhum Constituency who were rendered jobless by COVID-19 can now heave a sigh of relief, after Amanda Okyere Kwatia, the parliamentary candidate for the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) went to their rescue with some food items.
Life had become unbearable for the teachers, whose employers are unable to pay them ever since basic schools were shut down following the outbreak of the pandemic.
But on Saturday– Madam Kwatia who donated bags of rice, boxes of vegetable oil among other food items– indicated that she was honored to have cushioned the young teachers from the economic shocks of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I wish I can do more but I am consoled that this gesture will cushion them in these difficult period as we battle the Pandemic,” the politician said.
Although the Akufo-Addo Government has pledged to support businesses that had been hard by the impact of the pandemic, it is yet to reach out to private schools most of whose staff have gone months without salaries.
In an appeal, Amanda Okyere Kwatia urged the Government to support private teachers to be able to cater for their families.
” I will like to use this opportune moment to call on the government not to continuously forget the people of Suhum, they deserve to be supported, they deserve to benefit from the much vaunted government stimulus package,” she stressed.
Madam Kwatia also took the opportunity to sensitize the residents in the area on the dangers of the virus and the need for them to observe the safety protocols as the country’s case count goes beyond 11,000.
Amanda, who is contesting the NPP’s Opare Ansah in the upcoming parliamentary elections in December, also urged the residents to throw their support behind NDC flagbearer John Mahama and vote for him for better policies that will transform the lives of rural and urban dwellers.
By Henryson Okrah/myxyzonline.com
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