Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Mr Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned President Nana Akufo-Addo for his response to the Paramount Chief of Aflao, Togbui Fiti V.
The chief, who is unenthusiastic about the abandoned E-Block community day senior high school in the Aflao area, gave an ultimatum to the government to finish the project by February next year.
The school, built during the Mahama administration is almost 90 per cent complete. It has some 26 classrooms and five departments, including a science block but has stalled since 2016.
When the Minority members on Parliament’s Education Committee toured the abandoned E-blocks in the Volta Region, the chief demanded that the area gets its fair share of the national cake by completing the project.
But President Akufo-Addo believes Togbui Fiti V cannot give the government a deadline to finish the project.
“He should complete it,” President Akufo-Addo said in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on Peace FM yesterday when told the chief was frustrated.
But Okudzeto Ablakwa, an MP from the Volta Region, says the chiefs of the area feel disrespected.
He told Mugabe Maase on the Gumbe show on TV XYZ that the chiefs are angry and need an apology from the President.
“This Chief is a paramount Chief and he’s is doing a lot of development projects including awarding scholarships to needy but brilliant students so why disrespect him that way?” he said.
“He is not a mere chief… He worked with former presidents JJ Rawlings, J.A Kufuor, JEA Mills and John Mahama,” he added.
“He is very passionate about the school project because he is concerned about the education of the children,” Ablakwa added.