Thirty thousand Ghana Cedis (GH˘ 30,000.00) has been released by the Board of Mike Hammah (MiHa) Education Trust Fund for the payment of 3rd term School Fees for 65 brilliant but needy final year students in various Senior High Schools across the country.
The fund established in September 2009 by the former Member of Parliament for Effutu, Mike Hammah, has supported over 500 persons.
Expressing his appreciation to the MiHa Board for their “selfless efforts” in supporting the fund even though he is no longer the MP for the area, he said “I am hopeful that the beneficiaries will endeavor to make good grades in the impending WASCCE Exams.”
Mr Mike Hammah, who is the former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, told Myjoyonline.com the fund was established in fulfillment of a promise he made to his constituents prior to his election in the 2008 elections.
The fund supports pupils, students - second cycle and tertiary -, Vocational Artisans and Talent Training (VATT).
“I am happy to see that my passion to support needy but brilliant students in my constituency, which gave birth to the Mike Hammah (MiHa) Education Trust Fund in September 2009, and supported over 500 students at all levels of education is still alive, even though I am no more the MP of the constituency,” he said.
The fund is being managed by a fifteen member board with expertise from diverse professional backgrounds including business, academia and religion.
“Even though I am out of parliament, it is my passionate desire to maintain it with my personal income and with the support of friends and philanthropists. I want to express my profound gratitude to Alhaji Labaran, a business man in Winneba, who has also been very helpful in the running of the fund.”
Mike Hammah in a pose with some beneficiaries of the Education Fund