The Chairman of the Shakuriya Islamic Basic School in Atonsu S-Line, Mallam Sagoe has slammed the National Democratic Congress,(NDC) and its leader, John Mahama for paying lip service to the Ghanaian people.
According to him, it was better for the NDC government to properly resource basic schools, especially those in the remote areas of the country than to resort to propaganda just to make people feel all was well with the educational sector.
He stressed the government has continually trumpeted achievements in the educational sector but had failed woefully to resource basic schools in the country.
Speaking at a presentation ceremony in the school after taking custody of 100 bags of cement from the New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for the Asokwa Constituency, Madam Patricia Appiagyei, the Muslim Cleric bemoaned the neglect of the Shakuriya Basic School as well as many others scattered across the country.
”My friends when the children come to the school neatly dressed in the morning they go home dirty as if they went to the forest to look for snails”, Mallam Sagoe noted with pain
Having commissioned the School as a government facility, he said the school cannot boast of any meaningful infrastructure or furniture as being support from the NDC government.
He disclosed all support the school have had continue to come from Madam Appiagyei and the NPP, adding the very bridge that has saved the school from the perennial flooding in the area came from the late MP for Asokwa, Mr Edward Osei Kwaku.
”We have been neglected by this government even though after commissioning this school the Ghana Education Service,(GES) promised to provide us with the requisite resources to make it a proper basic school”, he tearfully noted.
Speaking to this reporter, Mrs Margaret Nyantakyi, headmistress of the school said, ”with the dusty floor in the classrooms the children go home dirty every single day”.
She therefore thanked the MP through the First Vice-Chairman of the Asokwa NPP, Mr Akwannuasa Gyimah who did the donation on behalf of Madam Appiagyei.
The headmistress, however, appealed to the MP and the other like-minded philanthropists to come to the aid of the school since their structure looks dilapidated.
On their part, both the Assembly man for the area, Mr Frank Owusu and the First Vice-Chairman promised to do their best to support the school in whatever way they could.
They promised to convey their concerns to the MP as the party redouble its efforts to make the only Islamic school in the area a model one.
Present at the brief ceremony were Mr Victor Owusu Amoako, 2nd Vice-Chair Asokwa NPP, Frank Bosompim, Constituency Youth Organizer, Sister Olivia, aide to Mama Pat and some Muslim clerics from the Shakuriya Mosque.