The King of the Aflao Traditional Area, Torgbui Adzonugaga Amenya Fiti, is fuming over an abandoned E-block project in his area.
The ¢9 million project which was initiated by the Mahama government under the Progressively Free SHS program was expected to serve the residents of Aflao and its environs who faced a herculean task of trekking long journeys to access education.
But work on the project has stalled after the exit of the NDC government. Despite work on the project standing at almost 90% completion, the contractor is said to have abandoned site due to lack of funds from central government.
The development has infuriated the Chiefs and people of the area who have issued a four month ultimatum to the Akufo-Addo led government to open the e-block community day senior high school which has stalled since 2016, or face their wrath.
Speaking during a courtesy call on him by Minority MPs on the Education Committee who are on a nationwide tour of some of the abandoned projects, Togbui Fiti decried the snail pace of work on the project.
“Aflao is the only urban community in Ghana without a senior high school but day-in-day-out my friends in the media only carry bad stories about Aflao. They’ll not come and comb the area and see why these people are always thieves, smugglers and why we are always going to Togo. These are researches the media and government have to do.”
“fter the BECE, our children now begin to struggle for space in schools elsewhere and so this thick population in most cases has no place to go.
“I had to push former President Mahama to bring that project here. I had to be running from here to Accra, begging, should we beg for education. If we have to beg for education before our people have to go to school then I don’t know what democracy means but now, look at the structure standing over there, 90% complete. Now in the era of the NPP, we have the Free SHS but my people are not benefiting because the school is not here.” he fumed.
Turning his guns on the Education Ministry, the outspoken King urged the relevant authorities to operationalise the project before the commencement of the next academic year.
“Your coming here is redemption to the suffering people of Aflao. Carry this message to the Minister of Education that come February, I want this school to be opened.”