The Member of Parliament for Buem Kofi Adams, has downplayed accusations by the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) that the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration led by former President John Mahama, built E-blocks without administration blocks in some Community Day Senior High Schools.
According to him, the NDC administration designed and constructed E-blocks with full administration blocks for Community Day Senior High Schools across the country, as part of its effort to ensure the educational development of Ghanaians.
“Mr. Speaker, let me try and correct just one misconception…I heard my colleague just say that they [the NPP government] added administrative blocks to the E-blocks [built by the NDC/Mahama administration]. Every single E-block designed, and built by the NDC administration has an administration block attached”, Mr Adams said on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, 15th March.
This clarification comes in the wake of the Majority’s claim that the government had built administration blocks to supplement the E-block projects constructed under the NDC/Mahama administration.
The NDC MP accused the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia-led government of making unsubstantiated claims to discredit the good works of the NDC/Mahama government as well as to divert attention from their failure to address the problems facing the country.
He urged the NPP to take responsibility and focus on their own developmental agenda and to desist from making false claims.
Mr Adams concluded by saying that the NDC/Mahama administration had made significant progress in providing quality education in the country by investing in infrastructure and providing additional amenities.
Indeed, before the end of the NDC’s administration in 2017, a total of 1,079 six-unit classroom blocks and 189 two-storey dormitories have either been completed or at various stages of completion.