Akufo-Addo Completes Aflao E-Block Many Months After Chief’s 4-Month Ultimatum

Akufo-Addo Completes Aflao E-Block Many Months After Chief’s 4-Month Ultimatum

  • The president has commissioned the SHS classroom block that caused a war of words between him and the paramount chief of Aflao
  • Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti V in October 2021 publicly criticised the Akufo-Addo government for neglecting the project
  • The president also responded by asking the chief to complete the project himself if he felt strongly about it
  • But on Tuesday, the president commissioned the project during his tour of the Volta Region

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has completed and commissioned a Senior High School (SHS) classroom complex at Aflao in the Volta Region that triggered a banter between him and the chief of the area.

The 'E-Block', as SHS classroom projects are called, was started during the John Mahama administration and was 90 per cent complete when Akufo-Addo's administration took over.

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However, the project that has 26 classrooms and five departments, including a science block, stalled when the Akufo-Addo government took office.

Frustrated by the seeming neglect of the school project, the paramount chief of Aflao, Torgbui Adzonu-Gaga Amenya Fiti V, in October 2021 publicly criticised the Akufo-Addo government.

He told the Minority members on Parliament’s Education Committee who had paid the school a visit that SHS students in the area were struggling to get a suitable place to study.

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He then gave the president a four-month ultimatum to complete the project. He wanted the projected completed by February 2022.

But in a sharp rebuttal, President Akufo-Addo dared the chief to complete the project himself. The president's response triggered a series of condemnation.

Seven months after the ultimatum, the president on Tuesday commissioned the project as part of his tour of the Volta Region.

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Director of Communications at the Presidency, announced the project's commissioning on Facebook as follows:

"This is the Community Day SHS in Aflao, for which Government was given a 4-month ultimatum to complete . By the grace of God, the President commissioned it a short while ago."

Aisha Huang: Akufo-Addo Admits He Is Not Sure Chinese Illegal Gold Miner Was Deported From Ghana

Meanwhile, in a separate story YEN.com.gh reported that Nana Akufo-Addo has admitted that he is unsure if the infamous illegal gold mining Chinese woman, Aisha Huang, was deported from Ghana in 2018.

The president told a Ho-based radio station on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, as part of his tour of the Volta Region, that he was against the illegal and disastrous mining activities (aka galamsey) by Aisha Huang and said he was in support of her prosecution.

“I’m not still sure whether she was in fact deported. Or whether she fled the country the first time and has now come back. There still seems to be some uncertainty about it. But whichever way it is, she’s become the sort of nickname for all that galamsey represents,” he admitted.

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