Tamale Chief Endorses Inusah Fuseini’s Challenger

The Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Alhassan Dawuni, has expressed disappointment at the lack of interest in the development of education by some opinion leaders including Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Tamale metropolis.

The Dakpema said it was so sad that none of the MPs from the Tamale metropolis had contributed to the Dakpema Education Fund to help support needy students and therefore urged delegates of the upcoming NDC primaries to vote for people who have their interest at heart.

Despite their level of influence and wealth, none of the three MPs from the Tamale metropolis—Haruna Iddirsu, Tamale South MP; Inusah Fuseini, Tamale Central MP and Alhassan Dahaman, Tamale North MP—has ever supported the Dakpema Education Fund.

Sadly, the fund is being run on individual donations.

The Tamale Chief disclosed these when one of the aspiring NDC parliamentary candidates for Tamale Central, Engineer Ibrahim Seidu, donated an amount of GH¢5,000 to the Dakpema Education Fund.

Mr Seidu made the donation when he paid a courtesy call on the chief to formally inform him of his decision to contest the NDC’s Tamale parliamentary primaries and also to welcome him back from Mecca.

The chief noted that though education is the bedrock of development, people of higher status are not willing to support or invest in education, wondering why beneficiaries of education are turning their backs on the very thing that made them.

Naa Dawuni, expressing his profound gratitude to the NDC parliamentary hopeful, urged him to go for ‘gold’ in the primaries and champion the development of education in the metropolis.

He said the donation would go a long way to support the Dakpema Education Fund.

Dakpema Education Fund
According to him, the Dakpema Education Fund was established in 2009 to serve as auxiliary funds to take care of brilliant but needy students who qualify to enter tertiary institutions but are unable to do so due to financial constraints.

He said the Fund, since its inception, has helped many needy students to gain admission into tertiary institutions.

He hinted that many needy students are on the Fund’s list to enter into various educational institutions but funds are not forthcoming.

The Dakpema appealed to the other aspirants and incumbent MPs to emulate the example of Ibrahim Seidu.

The aspirant, on his part, assured the chief of his preparedness to support the fund to help augment efforts of the government in providing scholarships to needy students in the Tamale metropolis.

He stated that he would collaborate with the palace of the Dakpema and other chiefs in Tamale to ensure that every child gets the best education.

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