Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has paid salaries of Private Schools teachers in his Constituency.
Due to the Coronavirus, schools have been shut down to curb its spread.
However, as Government teachers are receiving salaries while chilling at home, most Private school teachers are staying at home without salaries.
At the back of this, Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has decided to settle the salaries of teachers in 45 private schools in his constituency.
Taking to Facebook to make this known, he wrote:
“I have been in touch with the leadership of the 45 private basic schools in my beloved constituency to find out how they are coping with the exigencies of the times and to express my solidarity.
Sad to hear that unlike their counterparts in the public sector, teaching and non-teaching staff have not received salaries since March, thanks to COVID-19.
In the unfortunate circumstances, I have notified the leadership of private schools of a new MP’s initiative to offer a cash compensation package to all 570 teaching and non-teaching staff at the end of this month (May).
I am particularly delighted that I have also secured assurances that no teacher would be laid off in these difficult times.
We are all in this together. We defeat COVID-19 together and we rise from the ashes together.