First Lady has requested to be present when I outdoor my school in September – Michael Blackson

first lady has requested to be present when i outdoor my school in september michael blackson
Michael Blackson with First lady Rebecca Akufo Addo

Ghanaian-American comedian, Michael Blackson, has revealed that First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has promised to be at the opening ceremony of his school.

According to him, the First Lady had told him during a meeting that she was proud of the work he was doing at Nsaba and excited about the opportunities his new school will present to children within the community.

Speaking in an interview with JoyNews’ Doreen Avio, Michael Blackson said that “she was excited because a lot of times people do come to build schools, but there is a difference between building a school and making it free for the children.”

“There is a difference because even though it is free for the kids, you pay for the teachers, this and that. She was very proud of me and she says she wants to be there to cut the ribbon when the school opens,” he added.

Asked why he chose to build a school, Micheal said he wanted to give back to his community.

He noted that making the school free would ensure that the kids are able to afford it without worrying about expenses.

Micheal Blackson added that he decided to cut down on unnecessary spending and save towards things that were worthy and important.

“When God blesses you, you have to bless others. I came from absolutely nothing. I remember being in Ashaiman where it’s like nothing. I was in Liberia for most of my time where people open the doors and let you stay in their homes. We lived in a shelter or home. I grew up from nothing, but I never forgot where I came from. I always put God first so this is giving back,” he noted.

The school, Michael Blackson said, is expected to begin operations in September 2022.

He revealed that he has been in Ghana more often in the past year because he wants to keep an eye on the construction – mostly to ensure the school reopens as planned.

“In fact, I got a bigger construction company to take over the project. I have a timeline. It has to be done within six months because in September I want the kids to go to school,” he added.