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GNAT: I expect Mr. Abamfo to do better than me -Monica Ankrah, Former G. Accra Director of Education


The Former Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Monica Ankrah has urged her successor, Mr. Stephen Abamfo to do better than her past administration following his induction into the new office on Wednesday.


According to Madam Ankrah, the task during her reign was difficult, however, she is confident that the newly inducted Greater Accra Regional Director of Education will succeed.


Speaking exclusively to Thinknewsonline.com at the Greater Accra Region and Accra Metro Education Directorates' send-off and induction of new director held in Accra, Madam Monica Ankrah said "I am so happy to see Mr. Abamfo taking over from me because, I nurtured and train him. I have known him since the 1980's He is hardworking and very supportive in whatever he does.


Madam Ankrah also added that she is hopeful that her successor will live up to expectations.


"I believe that he will live within the confines of the law to bring everybody on board, as well as share ideas. He should have a listening ear"

"I expect Mr. Abamfo to do better than what I did because it is a difficult task. You have to sleep with one eye and ear opened. He will serve the RCC, Region and National as well


She further advised subordinates to cooperate with the new Director of Education.


On his part, the newly inducted Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Stephen Abamfo said "I am overwhelmed and it is out of hard work that I was recommended by my predecessor, Ms. Monica Ankrah, who actually recommended me to the Director General"


"When I look at where I came from and today, I am Director of Education, I will only say, it is a fame to my family and friends. I had to brighten the corner. Many flew out of the country but I remained here and through determination, I have made it"


He charged the youth to work wholeheartedly, have love for the job they are doing and be inspired by whatever turns out as outcomes.

Showering praises on his wife, Mr. Abamfo said "My beloved wife, Precious Adwoa Gyamfiwaa Okyere, she has helped me. If she had given me problems, I would not have recached this height."


Mr. Abamfo dedicated his achievemet to his deceased mother, saying her toil has made him a great person.


Chairman, GNAT Accra Metro East, Gifty Aku Mensah said "His elevation means a lot to me. I am so happy. I have met him and he was my director at Accra Metro. He has been my pillar and his doors are always opened"


"I hope that whatever we benefitted at the Accra Metro, other Municipals and Metropolitans will also enjoy same from him"


Deputy Director, in charge of management and supervision, Accra Metro Education Office, Lydia Quartey Ankrah also said "He has been a wonderful director since 1998. He was not only a director but a counselor too. We will remember him as a person who stayed all his life at Accra Metro"

"Accommodating views of people is a challenge. But in all cases, people must learn to congratulate others even if their ideas are wrong. That is a mark of a team leader. This is one of the biggest send off in decades.


Wife of the newly inducted Greater Accra Regional Director of Education, Stephen Abamfo, Precious Adwoa Gyamfiwaa Okyere who could not hide her joy said "I am so humbled and grateful to God for this achievement given to my husband. God has been grateful to us since day one"


"It has not been easy. The road had challenges but God's grace has seen us through. My husband is a such a wonderful husband and if I am to come back back to this world, I will choose him again"


Sharing an advise to young girls, she said "When I started with him, things were not like today. We started on a humble note with nothing but we sort the face of the Lord. I am appealing to young ladies to have patience and at the appointed time, God will show his mercies"


Some goodwill messages were also shared from family, old school mates, friends and various association under the education fraternity.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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