The Member of Parliament for the Damongo Constituency and Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Hon Samuel Abu Jinapor has entreated teachers to eschew politics in their profession and focus in promoting development.

He made the call during the maiden edition of the MP’s Teachers Award Scheme in Damongo on Friday, 7th October, 2022.

He said that teachers should do away with politicization of their concerns and fight together as a profession to have their grievances addressed.

He noted that as a profession, they should concentrate in the training of pupils to become better citizens and promote development.

“I know too well that within the teacher fraternity there is always the tendency for the politicization of issues. I want all of you to ensue that. Let’s focus on development, let’s focus on progress. We cannot all be NPP and we cannot be NDC. Put NDC and NPP aside and focus on the teaching and training our kids so that we can move forward”; he said.

He further stated that as a law-maker is at the service of all constituents irrespective of their political affiliation and called for a collective effort to achieve his mission.

However, He commended teachers within the municipality for the impact they make and encouraged them to put in their all for the benefit of society.

“I want to thank you teachers of the west Gonja municipality from the bottom of my heart and most sincerely and genuinely because I know the importance and the consequential nature of the role you play in the shaping of our societies. I know impact the teacher makes.You play a critical role. When a teacher stays in the classroom for three times a week, the impact he makes is phenomenal”; he passionately disclosed.

The Savannah Regional Director of Ghana Education Service, Hajia Katumi Natogmah Attah in an address thanked the Damongo MP for his efforts towards improving the standard of education in his constituency.

Hajia Katumi disclosed that the member of parliament in the past years has supported in the organization of extra classes for BECE candidates including the 2022 year group of 906 candidates with the pass rate improving from 18.6% to 36.9% in last year’s exams.

She further praised the MP for providing dual desks furniture for some 47 schools in the municipality and also on several occasions supported the education directorate in the municipality various ways.

Hajia Katumi used the opportunity to appeal to parents to support the member of parliament in his efforts to improve the education standards in the constituency since the narrative can only be changed through a collaborative efforts of all stake holders.

15 teachers including a non-teaching staff was awarded in the award scheme instituted by the the Damongo MP.

Mr Iddrisah Abdul-Nasir of Kurabaso JHS was adjudged the Best Male Teacher whilst Madam Seidu Jinji Najat of Damongo Girl’s Model School came up as the best Female teacher in the Municipality.

The two best adjudged teachers each took home brand new motorbikes whilst other awardees took home flat tv sets, laptops, Mattresses etc.with every teacher in the municipality given GHc100 by the MP in appreciation for their hardwork.

Meanwhile, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor has donated GHc10000 as part of his support for the establishment of a Teachers fund for the Damongo Municipality.