Chiefs of Agona Duakwa rejects Mahama’s free shs


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Monday 5th January , 2015 11:41 am
The chiefs and people of Agona Duakwa, have
protested against the sod-cutting ceremony
for the commencement of construction work
on the President‘s free Senior High School
(SHS) in the district at Namawura.
Nana Kojo Amoakwa the Fifth, Chief of
Duakwa, who registered the protest on behalf
of the people at a media briefing at Duakwa,
said the authorities have violated a resolution
adopted in July last year by the Agona East
District Assembly, to site a Community Senior
High School at Agona Duakwa.
According to the Chief, 21 members of the
Assembly voted in favour of the project to be
sited at Agona Duakwa, while only three voted
for its construction at Nawuara.
He recalled that the Assembly’s resolution
was delivered to the office of the Minister of
Education on August 6 last year, but on
December 31, they had information that the
Member of Parliament for Agona East, had
planned to organize sod-cutting ceremony at
Agona Namawura.
Nana Amoakwa said the MP’s attitude to
change the site of the project from its original
place, Duakwa to Namawura, could create
trouble in future.
Nana Amoakwa said “being the overlord of
lands at both Duakwa and Namawura, the MP
should have shown respect to him, by just
informing and explaining to him that the
former decision on the project site has been
reversed.
He said “nobody was challenging or opposing
Mrs Pokuaa Sawyer, the MP, who is also
Deputy Central Regional Minister, but there
must be decency.”
Nana Amoakwa disclosed that a petition was
sent to the President on the project in
September last year, but the people were yet
to receive a response from the Presidency.
Mr Francis Duodu Addo, Agona East District
Chief Executive, who performed the sod-
cutting ceremony at Agona Namawura for the
construction of the SHS, explained that the
project has been sited at Namawura, because
the government wants needy and under-
privileged students in the area to benefit from
secondary education

Source: GNA

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