- The former deputy Education Minister has criticized Adwoa Safo for her comments about the Kwabenya SHS project
- He states the school was built as part of a nationwide development project by the previous Mahama administration
- He has described the deputy majority speaker's claims as 'outright falsehood'
Samuel Okudzeto-Ablakwa, the former deputy minister for education has lambasted the member of parliament for Dome-Kwabenya for dismissing the former Mahama administration's work in the construction of a senior high school in her constituency.
Mr. Ablakwa stated that the school was part of Former President Mahama's 200 SHS project for the whole country.
Speaking to Citi FM, Mr. Ablakwa said, "The World Bank appraisal document is available even on the World Bank website as we speak. The World Bank has no room for dealing with Members of Parliament on this government interventions. If this is her project then the World Bank would have released funds to her and she would have then gone through the procurement processes and award the project."
He said he was positive that Adwoa Safo was not aware of the complete details regarding the project; be it the name of the contractor or how the contract was awarded.
He stated that while he is aware she is the Minister of Procurement, he did not expect such claims from her, described them as 'outright falsehood.'
Mr. Ablakwa further noted that on the day the project was commissioned, Adwoa Safo did not show up to the event, even though she was among the dignitaries invited.
Okudzeto Ablakwa's comments were in response to the deputy Majority Speaker's protests against the National Democratic Congress taking credit for building the Kwabenya Community Day SHS.
"It is absurd for the NDC [National Democratic Congress] administration to claim ownership of the Kwabenya SHS project, when they are aware that, all the Community Day SHS built by the former President Mahama were situated only in their strongholds," Adwoa Sarfo stated.
However, Mr. Ablakwa has dismissed her claims stating the project which was commissioned on November 1, 2016 was part of development projects for the nation, and not about politics.
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