The Deputy Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured Ghanaians that the Ghana Education Service (GES) will deal with the National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye for visiting some Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region to allegedly campaign.
Photos were circulating over the weekend which suggested that the NPP youth organizer and his team had embarked on a campaign in some senior high schools despite the strict COVID-19 protocols which barred even parents from visiting their wards in school.
However, Dr. Adutwum speaking in an interview on GH One television condemned the actions of his party fellow for not adhering to the rules and directive of the President, describing the action as unacceptable.
“If he went to classrooms is unacceptable, it’s totally unacceptable. It really doesn’t matter to me who you are; protocol is protocol, rules are rules. You don’t do that! I’m a Deputy Minister, we’ll carry it up and I think the rules are clear. And any local jurisdiction where anybody does that the local authorities have control so the rules are very clear and I don’t think it’s acceptable for us to do what clearly the law says we should not do. This is not a political issue for me, to me it’s an education issue, it’s a COVID-19 issue and I’ll bring it to the attention of Ghana Education Service, they’re the ones who run the schools,” he said.