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General News of Monday, 18 May 2020

Source: rainbownradioonline.com

Okudzeto Ablakwa to offer financial assistance to unpaid private school staff

The Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has introduced an initiative to offer a cash compensation package to all 570 teaching and non-teaching staff of some 45 private schools in his constituency.

The legislator who took to his Facebook page to announce this said he took the decision after he was told the teaching and non-teaching staff of the schools have not been paid since March this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.

”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),” he wrote.

He also expressed gratitude to the schools for not laying off any staff.

Read his full post below

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 will defeat COVID-19 together and we rise from the ashes together.

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