General News of Thursday, 27 July 2017
Education Minister Mathew Opoku Prempeh has berated the attitude of Ghanaians stating that Ghanaians are difficult people to govern.
According to the minister, although Ghanaian contractors are always pushing for more contracts, they do not want to be punished if they breach the terms of their contracts.
“Ghanaians are very difficult to govern. If you touch that contractor now, you will see a line of people in the office pleading on his behalf,” the Manhyia North MP told journalists at a press conference in Accra to announce the implementation of government’s flagship education policy- Free SHS.
He noted: “There is a program to equip, where we build schools, to equip them with ICT labs. I don’t know how you can equip ICT labs without furniture, but it just happened that we are the same Ghanaians who are given the contracts to equip the schools and we are the same Ghanaians who will take the money and never do the work.”
“We are the same Ghanaians who will rush to the minister for more contracts but don’t want to be punished.
“The president visited Okuapeman Senior High School and the headmaster’s plea was to have a science laboratory refitted. 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”.