The Member of Parliament (MP) for Suhum constituency, Hon. Frederick Opare-Ansah who doubles as a member of the parliamentary select committee on communication in parliament has on Friday 8th february, 2019 donated a cheque of GHS 10,000.00 to the headmistress of Suhum Islamic Girls Senior High School, Dr Hajia Sharifatu Abukari in support of school project.
According to the legislator, his aim was to help them roof an 18 units classroom block but found out the hardworking headmistress has tirelessly looked for other avenue in roofing the classroom. Due to that move, he promised to support the school with additional GHS 20,000.00
“I was bringing this fund to support madam in roofing the 18 unit classroom but even before i got here we had a caucus meeting and upon reaching here i realised she was telling me the truth. …Yes today i will give her the GHS 10,000.00 but this year i will give her GHS 20,000 to continue her efforts in developing the school”, Hon. Opare-Ansah Frederick.
In an interview with Radio 1 News, Hon. Opare-Ansah revealed that this has not been the first time supporting the school and it would also not be the last. His commitment in helping develop the school will be unquenchable in that he would do everything possible to raise the status quo of the school to meet the other single sex schools in the country which have over the years been admired by many.
The longer serving legislator was accompanied with several party executives, party supporters and the Municipal Director of Education, Mrs Esther Quaye Sowah who also advised the students to do their part even as the authorities are trying very hard to provide a serene environment for them.
The headmistress also happily and graciously accepted the cheque, thanked Hon. Opare – Ansah and promised to also make good use of the money. She challenged him to ensure that the school will have a new edifice in the next two months.
Both the students and the teachers present were also grateful to the member of parliament for his enormous impact in developing the school. A school that had a population of 36 in 2007 can now boast of over 2000 population which shows a rapid growth in the institution and the handy works of the headmistress, teachers and Hon. Opare-Ansah cannot be forgotten.