The Ashanti Region Communication wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has slammed the paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional area, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti.
Regional Communications Director for the party Kwasi Kyei while speaking on Akoma FM explained “the Paramount Chief of Aflao is just being petty and ungrateful because he knows very well that the E-Block in question was at 23 percent stage of competition at the time NDC left power. Now the E-Block is at 95 percent so why will he come up with such ultimatum?”
He further rubbished calls for the president to apologise to the chief saying “the NPP government has by far completed almost all the leftover projects by the erstwhile administration so at least if [the Aflao Chief] cannot praise the president, he shouldn’t issue empty threats and ultimatums”.
The chief 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.