Former deputy minister of health, Bernard Oko Boye has said the paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional area, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti, had no business giving ultimatum to President Akufo-Addo to complete the abandoned E-block in his area.
Speaking on News file,he said the chief under the NDC administration used to come to Accra to beg for projects because he knew there was competition for scarce resources yet under Akufo-Addo he stays in his town and gives ultimatum to the government.
When propmpted by the host that Torgbui Fiti gave the ultimatum to the minister and not the president, Oko Boye said the minister acts on behalf of the President and so an ultimatum to the minister is to the President as well.
Torgbui Fiti had given the government a four month ultimatum to open the e-block community day senior high school which has stalled since 2016.
Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti speaking with the Minority side of the Education Committee who toured the uncompleted school buildings in the Ketu South constituency says, government’s approach to education is appalling.
“After senior high school education, the next degree that my people have to do is to go to border and go and do kayayo, no school.
“The only school that we have is the RC Senior High School that belongs to the Catholic Mission Minor Seminary. So this thick population have no place to go and people sit down in that big hall called parliament and not thinking about Aflao, a place after the Tema Harbour , the next revenue generation is from the Aflao border.
“I had to push the former President Mahama for the structure to be constructed over there. I had to be running from here to Accra begging.
“Should we beg for education?”
Reacting to it on Peace FM’s morning show, President Akufo-Addo questioned why the chief would give government an ultimatum.
According to him most of the E-block projects started by the Mahama administration have been completed by his government while others are at various stages of completion.
“Many of the E-blocks are being worked on across the country.
“Is he [Aflao Chief] the one to give the minister ultimatum then he should go ahead and complete the project,” the President said.