- The Minister of information has revealed his frustration at the double standards of Ghanaians when it comes to governance
- According to Dr. Prempeh, Ghanaians are not they type to deliver easily on contracts but will blame the government for problems they cause themselves.
Ghanaians are not very easy people to rule as according to comments made by the Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.
The Ministers of State revealed this frustration at Ghanaians at a Meet The Press event where he interacted with journalists from media houses.
Dr. Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO, was answering a question from a journalist when he said to wit, "Ghana is a difficult country to govern.”
NAPO explained that even as the Ministry of Education had put together a comprehensive plan to aid schools have "ICT labs", some Ghanaians when given the contract to do so would "take the money and never do the work."
The minister then stated that it would be this faulting Ghanaians who would rush to the ministry to be awarded more contracts but expect no punishment for not meeting the tenets of the previous agreements.
"The president visited Okuapeman Senior High School and the headmaster’s plea was to have a science laboratory refitted", he gave the example of one SHS in Ghana.
"When we came to check, the contractor had been paid 100 per cent of the money. When the contractor was called, he said they took the money and went to do another school", NAPO added.
According to him, if the Minister should take action sgainst that said contractor, some section of Ghanaians would be pleading on his behalf.
"Ghanaians are very difficult to govern", he concluded in exasperation.
Many Ghanaians have been calling on the Ministry of Education to make better the conditions of study in some institutions as other have bemoaned that government was in the habit of awarding contract that should have been given to Ghanaians to foriegn contractors.
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