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Politics of Monday, 10 July 2017


Adwoa Safo will not apologise for speaking the truth - NPP to NDC

The Dome Kwabenya branch of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken a swipe at the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for issuing a fake apology letter to denigrate Member of Parliament , Hon. Adjoa Safo.

He was responding to a purported letter issued by the legislator to apologise for taking credit for the construction of the Kwabenya community day Senior High School.

According to the lawyer, the Community Day SHS project was released through her hard work as an MP in collaboration with donor funding partner, the World Bank.

A video which leaked on social media captured the lawyer and Minister of Procurement say, “It is absurd for the NDC administration to claim ownership of the Kwabenya SHS project, when they are aware that, all the Community Day SHSs built by the former President Mahama were situated only in their strongholds.’’

She was lambasted by the NDC for peddling falsehood and a letter was letter released with claims that she [Adwoa Safo] apologized.

However, Seth Osei Kissi, the constituency organizer disputed the claims insisting that there are available documentations to support the claims by the legislator that, she facilitated the construction of the school.

According to him, two letters are available to show that Adwoa Safo actually arranged for land for the construction of the Kwabenya SHS, the community day senior high school in her constituency.

The letter from Ms Safo read: “I write to request for 20 acres of land from your outfit. This tract of land will be used for the construction of a senior high school (SHS) facility to serve the educational needs of students in my constituency who graduate from the basic schools.

“There are 33 basic schools, yet there is no senior high school where pupils from the junior high schools could graduate to. “We also have to our benefit three major universities: the University of Allied Sciences, Wisconsin University, and Ashesi University.

This is clear evidence of a gap in the educational structure in the constituency. “I would, therefore, be grateful if you could grant us the said tract of land to enable the government construct a [senior high] school facility in the constituency as part of the 100 [Senior High] Schools project initiated by the government.”

The lawmaker’s request was approved a few days later by GAEC, with its Director of Administration, Felix Adeku, on behalf of the Director-General, authorising the Ga East Municipality to cede some portion of the Commission’s lands for the project.

Giving the directive on May 8, 2015, GAEC said: “Management has approved the use of the land at the GAEC DC Primary and JHS in between the Community Library and the Israel King of the Jews for the building of a senior high school facility as part of government’s intended project in the municipality.

“You are kindly requested to produce a site plan on the discussed area for the project for consideration and documentation. We count on your cooperation.”

Commenting further, Mr. Seth Kissi said, the MP will not apologise for making that statement because it was the truth she spoke.