Dr. Clement Apaak, Deputy Ranking Member of Parliament’s Education Committee, has requested that he be excluded from the Ghana Education Awards’ rue programme.
The MP argues that, while he appreciates the organisers’ appreciation, he does not believe he should be given an award for carrying out his constitutional obligations as a legislator.
According to a brief statement given by the MP, he was elected by his voters to represent their interests and to assist influence the country’s progress.
He stated that the people voted for him because they trusted his expertise and abilities.
He expressed his delight that his efforts had been recognised, but he does not believe he should be awarded for what he is doing as part of his expected obligations as MP.
“Honestly, I don’t think I should be considered. I’m only doing my work as a representative of the people of Builsa South and a member of the Education Committee of Parliament.
My people sent be to Parliament because they know I have the needed competence to effectively represent them, advocate, and canvas issues of concern to them and Ghanaians.
My party put me up as Deputy Ranking Member on the Education Committee because of its confidence in my abilities and experience to deal with matters affecting teaching and learning at all levels. I don’t deserve an award for doing my job. I will humbly ask the organisers to consider those more worthy.”