Barely one month after the official inauguration of the Amansie South District Education Endowment Fund set up to offer assistance to Tertiary Education students from the District, the District Assembly has inaugurated an eleven member committee to manage the affairs of the scheme.
The eleven member board includes the Chief Executive Officer for the District Hon.William Asante Bediako and chaired by Mr.Owusu Dodoo a retired Director of Education.
Other members are Nana Appiah Dankwah, Chief of Manso Adubia, Mr.Samuel Kyei Baffour, District Coordinating Director who is the secretary to the board, Mr.Stephen Adu Darko,Lawyer Augustine Gyamfi, Ms.Rose Bonnah,Mr.Mathew Rockson Buabeng,Mr.Richard Ayirebi, Mr.Charles Mensah and Nana Konadu Danquah i queen mother of Asuadei.
Addressing the media after the inaugural ceremony, the District Chief Executive of Amansie South Hon. William Bediako Asante charged the committee to take full responsibility of the scheme and make it very useful to the good people of Amansie South District.
He stressed that education is the best legacy one can bequeath to his or her children and education, they say is the key to unlock many shut doors and for that matter there is the need for them to ensure that the scheme will be able to provide keys that can unlock the development of Amansie South.
He indicated that the development of Manso as well as raising the standard of education within the district is a shared responsibility between the Government of the Republic of Ghana and of those who have benefited in one way or the other from education.
The DCE warned the Board members to do away with partiality and give equal opportunities to each and every students from the District.
“I nearly became a school drop out due to some financial challenges and that is why I came out with this beautiful idea and this is going to help the District to raise more of tomorrow leaders”
In conclusion the District Chief Executive Hon.William Asante Bediako advised the students to take advantage of the fund to make themselves relevant to the world.
Meanwhile the Board Chairman of ASDEE, Mr Owusu Dodoo also a retired Education Director in his acceptance speech threw more light on the importance of education and how it has impacted on his life and that of others. He further touched on how during their youthful days due to lack of financial support some of his class mates who were very brilliant dropped out from school and ended up their dreams.
The chairman of the Board also expressed his excitement for the Assembly and that of the District Chief executive, Hon.William Asante Bediako for coming out with such a positive idea, emphasizing that this scheme will be able to raise more graduates for them to take over the leadership of the Assembly and other public sectors nationwide.
On the other hand Nana Appiah Danquah the Chief of Manso Adubia thanked the honorable DCE for his commitment in raising the standard of the District.He promised all gathered that once he is part of the Board he will see to it that the scheme sees the light of day and more people too will benefit from it.
He also charged his colleagues Chiefs to pay their quotas in order for them to use it to run the scheme.
Mr Peter Ackah, a member of the Board and a lecturer at the University of Professional studies on
behalf of the other Board members expressed their gratitude to the Assembly for calling upon them and assured them that the Board will deliver on its mandate.