Felix Kwakye-Ofosu, a member of the Government’s communications team has disputed claims by the New Patriotic Party that it initiated the free laptops for basic schools programme.
Speaking on Peace FM’s news analysis programme Kokrokoo on Wednesday, Mr. Kwakye-Ofosu said that the Basic School Computerization Project of the ruling National Democratic Congress must never be confused with the Free Laptop per Child Policy instituted by the Kufuor administration.
According to Mr Kwakye-Ofosu, NPP’s free Laptop per Child Policy never materialized, adding that not even a single laptop was given out as a result in the eight-year rule of the NPP.
On the contrary, he said it has taken the President Mills-led administration only three-years to distribute 66,000 laptops to selected basic school pupils across the country.
Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako who was also on the programme challenged the veracity of the claims made by the member of the Government’s communications team.
When Kweku Baako produced a document he said refuted Kwakye-Ofosu’s claims, the latter maintained that as long as he was yet to see a laptop given out as a result of the NPP’s Free Laptop per Child Policy, he would not believe the genuineness of the document tendered by the Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide.