Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has condemned the comment made by President Akufo-Addo over the abandoned E-block project at Aflao in the Volta Region.
Akufo Addo during an interview on Peace FM entreated Paramount Chief of the Aflao Traditional Area to “complete” the abandoned E-block community day senior high school in the area himself if he is concerned about the delay.
But in the voice of Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa who happens to be Member of Parliament for North Tongu, the President’s submission on Peace Fm wasn’t appropriate.
“As President, you don’t use this intemperate language when a legitimate call has been made by a Chief who is passionate about the development of his people, particularly their education,” the MP said on Thursday evening.
“This is the most condescending, disrespectful, disdainful and the most contemptuous retort that any President of the Republic has directed at a Paramount Chief. What Togbe Fiti V said is not different from what chiefs all over the country have been saying – that projects in their communities that have been abandoned, should be attended to.
“We know that there has been this culture of abandoned projects. We have heard Chiefs, some of their subjects have even led demonstrations. There was one in Abetifi a few weeks ago. We heard the Tepa Chief complain about the abandoned hospitals. We have heard the Kumawu Chief complain about abandoned hospitals. Chiefs all over this country have complained about this culture retarding progress.”