Politics of Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Nana Akosua Sarpong Frimpomaa, 2012 vice presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), on Monday appealed to government to institute pro-poor programmes for persons who found it difficult to fully cater for their wards in school.
She said government should, as part of its social responsibility, ensure that immediate interventions were put in place to help cater for the needs and aspiration of Ghanaian children.
Nana Frimpomaa, who is also the Chief Executive of an international non-governmental organization, Caring Kids, explained that children, as future leaders of Ghana, needed to have a firm foundation academically to perform that role.
The state, therefore, needs to invest in the future of the nation through empowerment of children and ensure that no child was left behind in education.
“This we must do and there should be no excuse,” Nana Frimpomaa said in a statement to the Ghana News Agency in Accra.
She asked corporate bodies and parliamentarians to assist those who could not afford to ensure that their children went through education to at least senior high school level.
“Parliament should take a critical look at the plight of the Ghanaian child and find a lasting solution to it. Let find a way to solve the problems once and for all,” she said.