The Second Vice Chairman for Suame Constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Akwasi Asante, has described it as below the belt, for Former President John Dramani Mahama, to use bedbugs as a campaign message ahead of 2020 general election .
He therefore described the Former President as a lair for creating a picture as if NPP government imported the bedbugs into the country, adding the former president should stop peddling lies about bedbugs.
Speaking on Otec FM, Mr Asante disclosed that such comment from a Former President is unfortunate therefore should have been left for even constituency executives of NDC, to champion it, since it would be shameful for him to add his voice on such issue.
According to him, even when the Former President was a student, there were bedbugs in secondary schools therefore attributing the existence of bedbugs in senior high schools to the implementation of the double track system is ‘childish’ comment.
” When l was in secondary school in 1988/1989 academic year, there were bedbugs in our dormitories and classrooms therefore to see bedbugs in schools now is not news” Mr Asante said.
He disclosed that recently government has fumigated more than 600 senior high schools; both dormitories and classrooms, as part of the ‘fight’ against the canker, which has been appreciated by authorities of second cycle schools in the country.
” Former President Mahama, would be a big liar, if he can argue that there were no bedbugs in senior high schools between 2012 and 2016 when he was the president” Mr Asante asserted.
According to him, government will continue to fumigate second cycle schools to give the students better places to stay to facilitate teaching and learning.
Mr Asante therefore advised the leaders of opposition NDC to refrain from criticizing the introduction of the free senior high school policy since majority of Ghanaians have eulogized the government for such giant decision.
Source : Dawuroafrica