The Member of Parliament for Mpraeso, Davis Opoku Ansah, has indicated the Minority’s decision to visit uncompleted projects was driven by mischief.
Speaking on the visit which has sparked public discussions, he explained that if the Minority members needed to know the facts concerning the progress of the projects, they could have written to the sector ministries for the information.
Mr. Ansah averred that a visit of this kind should have been made up of both Majority and Minority members on the committee in order to make it a nonpartisan adventure.
“With just a pen and paper you could have written to the Ministry of Education for answers. There are many ways you can come out for the fact. That is the mischief of the NDC”.Davis Ansah
Touching on the President’s reply to the Paramount Chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti V, following the traditional ruler’s call for the completion of the uncompleted E-block, he beckoned persons giving literal interpretations to stop.
According to him, reading literal meanings into the President’s response will be unfair to the two gentlemen.
“Torgbui Fiti and the President, I’m told are friends. Just recently, he commended the President for his good works especially along the borders of Ghana. So, it tells you that these are persons who have some level of relationship. If you are to give a literal interpretation of what the President said, yes that will be the conclusion”.Davis Ansah
Minority’s visit wasn’t politically driven
Countering Mr. Ansah’s assertion, the Member of Parliament for the Buem Constituency, Mr Kofi Adams, noted that the decision of the Minority members on the Education Committee of Parliament to inspect some uncompleted projects which were started by the Mahama administration, was not politically driven.
According to him, the visit was to enable the minority bring out the issues for discussions and also get the attention of the authority to act.
“The minority was not out there to do a partisan political job. I believe what they have done has armed them better to be able to function as members of parliament who are on those committees, whether it is health or it is education or whatever area, they are functioning”.Kofi Adams
Uncompleted E-block sites
Members of the Minority on the Education Committee decided to take a visit to the uncompleted E-block sites in Oborpah, Sekesua and Apesua on day two of their tour of such sites in the Volta and Eastern Region tours.
Out of the three project sites visited, only one was completed in Apesua in the Yilo Krobo municipality but had not been operationalized.
Members of the Minority caucus on the Education Committee of Parliament had earlier resolved to invite the Minister of Education to the floor of the House to answer critical questions on the state of uncompleted E-block projects. This was after the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, disclosed in Parliament that 46 out of the 200 facilities had been completed fully.
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