The NPP Member of Parliament for Gushegu constituency, Lawyer Hassan Tampuli has paid the school fees of some 46 tertiary students including the only female law student in his constituency.
According to him, his priorities as MP are to empower the youth through education which he added is the key to human development, and also see development in Gushegu constituency, hence the decision to support the needy students.
He indicated that about GHC 60,000 has been paid fully to the institutions of studies.
The Gushegu lawmaker also revealed his readiness to support students who are willing to pursue Medicine, Professional Law and Engineering and therefore urged those from the constituency to contact his office for support.
“I have spent not less than GHC 60, 000 on about 46 students, some of whom I have to pay the fees in full most especially the law students and I also made a pledge that any medical student, any student pursuing Engineering course, or professional law students should contact my office for the support so that together we can make Gushegu a place of attraction for other constituencies to see the shining example in Gushegu. I want the children of Gushegu to be like Lawyer Tampuli, or professor, Doctor, or Engineer one day,” he remarked.
Speaking to Diamond News, the former NPA boss reiterated his commitment towards developing the agriculture sector in the area which employs most of the people. He opined that about 95% of people in Gushegu are farmers, hence it is important to improve the sector and make it attractive for more people to join.
He noted that his outfit is working closely with other agencies to support the people with agricultural mechanization and inputs.
Mr Tampuli also mentioned women groups in the area would be linked to micro finance schemes at low interest rates to support their businesses.
The Gushegu MP also outlined a number of developmental projects he intends to carry out such as improving schools infrastructure, improving water access and roads among others.
Story by: Alhassan Yakubu