The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has urged Parliament to pass the 2022 budget statement and economic policy of the government, saying “it holds the key to transforming education in Ghana”.
The Minister who today debated the statement touted some interventions the Akufo-Addo-led government seeks to undertake in the education sector which includes massive investment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) education in the country.
He disclosed that as part of measures to build a formidable education sector, the government seeks to build some 35 STEM High Schools and 5 STEM Universities in the country, a move he touted as progressive.
“Basically what we are saying to the good people of Ghana is that this budget contains their hopes and aspirations. Aspirations for a better future for this country,” the Minister who is also the MP for Bosomtwe told the press after his presentation in the chamber.
XYZ Parliamentary correspondent Princess Arita Anim reports that Adutwum was livid the Minority side had plans of blocking the adoption of the statement and this for him could only portend danger for the education sector.
He wondered why they had gone through the 2022 economic policy of the government and realised it has brought “America To Ghana” yet planning to boycott the approval of the budget.
“I urge all constituents to speak to their MPs on the Minority side to vote in support of the budget. This budget has brought America to Ghana,” he said while appealing for the smooth approval of the government’s budget.