Member of Parliament for Buem Constituency Mr. Kofi Adams has joined the number of Ghanaians asking President Nana Addo to apologize to the Aflao chief following his response to him on the completion of the E-Block.
According to Kofi Adams the response from the President to the chief is wrong from all indications.
This conversation comes up after minority members on the Education Committee of Parliament as part of their visit to uncompleted projects in the country visited an E-Block in Aflao.
The chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti V seized the opportunity to call on government to help complete the E-bloc so students can make use of it.
In an interview with Chairman General on Thursday 21st October 2021, Kwame Sefa Kayi informed President Nana Addo on the chief call on government to complete the school building.
But Nana Addo responding to the chief’s plea asked him to complete the school building himself if he is tired of waiting.
“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’s answer to the Chief is absolutely wrong , the president should not have spoken the way he did
“Torgbui Fiti doesn’t take our taxes, moneys are collected even from his people in Aflao and other areas, it is lodged with government or our President , he is the Chief spending officer., The Finance minister presents the budget on his behalf”, Kofi Adams reacted.
“All the moneys that are collected including from the people Togbui Fiti superintend, is serenaded to the President to spend so if they are saying that you have introduced a system where moneys collected from us is used to support education and because you have failed to complete infrastructure in my area, this municipality does not have a secondary school and a lot of my people are not benefiting from the policy, and the response he gives is that ‘is he the one to request for completion?’
“I think that the president must apologize. It doesn’t matter where a chief is, it doesn’t matter where he comes from, it doesn’t matter which people he presides over. The chiefs must be given the respect that they need,” he added.