The Minister of Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, has debunked claims that he is sabotaging the construction of a school for Abomosu in the Atiwa West Constituency in the Eastern Region.
The minister, who doubles as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, has been accused of frustrating a non-governmental organization (NGO) to stop constructing a school for the town.
Responding to the claims, the minister said he fought for a school to be brought to Abomosu even when he was not the people’s representative, and did not see why he would make a U-turn to sabotage such a laudable initiative.
“Why would I stop the construction of a school while I also benefited from one? If it hadn’t been school, I wouldn’t have been a minister, MP or a lawyer. Even during the tenure of the NDC, I played a key role with the then MP in building a school for Abomosu, but it was unfortunate the NDC couldn’t construct it before it was voted out of power,” Mr. Amoako-Atta said during a meeting with Local Council of Churches at Abomosu.
The minister, who expressed worry over the allegations, was of the view that his outfit had never denied the signing of any document to commence the construction of a school at Abomosu, and had dared his accusers to come out publicly to contradict his position.
“Being it schools, hospitals, roads, water and others, the President is committed to delivering on his promises but your prayers will be key. By next year, this area and other places shall receive massive infrastructural development so you should disregard false propaganda,” he stressed.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who was the guest of honour at the ceremony, announced that a new secondary school for Abomosu was going to be constructed.
He said government was constructing six new secondary schools in the country and Abomosu was one of the selected towns. He added that government was committed to completing them before the 2020 general election.