Disabled Children to get Free Education says Ghana Finance Minister

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The Government's numerous policies on investing in people is to pursue a pro-poor agenda that will protect the vulnerable and disadvantage in the society and give them equal opportunities to enhance their standard of living. As a result, the government in the beginning of the fiscal year of 2010 will provide free education to all disable children of school going age. This was revealed by the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning, Kwabena Duffuor when, he unveiled the 2010 Fiscal Year Budget Statement and Economic Policy in Parliament. Duffuor noted that the government's policy, in investing in people, is to develop the human resource needs of the nation.

In this direction, the government is to begin a massive construction of classrooms and schools in the rural areas to improve teaching and learning. Duffuor observed that the government will continue to pursue measures that will upgrade and improve the lives of teachers in the country. He hinted that in fulfillment of the president's pledge to Ghanaians, modalities for rewarding teachers who accept posting in the rural areas is being considered for implementation in 2010 budget. Duffuor intimated that government will develop an Oil and Gas Industrialisation Plan, to enhance activities of the manufacturing sectors of the economy in creating the needed opportunities in reducing poverty.

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