The Former Ledzokuku MP says the Aflao paramount chief, Togbui Amenya Fiti V was wrong to have given an ultimatum to the Education Minister over the delay in the completion of an E-block school project.
Dr Okoe Boye said the chief should have exercised some decorum since he was communicating to the executive arm of government.
“If you are a chief and the project is not going the way it is supposed to go, the tone and the way you speak is not supposed to give ultimatums,” he told Sampson Lardi Ayenini, the host of Newsfile on Saturday.
The former Deputy Health Minister was responding to questions about President Akufo-Addo’s response to the Aflao chief in an interview on Accra-based Peace FM.
The President asked the paramount chief to “complete” the abandoned E-block Community Day Senior High School in the area himself if he is frustrated about the delay.
The school, built during the Mahama administration is almost 90 per cent complete. It has some 26 classrooms and five departments, including a science block but has stalled since 2016.
Reacting to the demand the President amidst laughter quizzed, “Is he the one going to give the Minister of Education ultimatum?”
But admitting that the President’s response was firm, Dr Okoe Boye said it was to remind the chief to show respect towards the executive responsible for the allocation of resources amidst competing interests.
He added that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government had continued with the second and third floor of the E-block project after the Mahama administration left office.
Dr Okoe Boye said Togbui Amenya Fiti V used the wrong approach in dealing with the situation.
“He went begging John Mahama because he knew there was competition. How come when power change…you don’t talk like that?” he quizzed.
Meanwhile, the former MP emphasised the need for chiefs to be decorous in their request from the government.
- Fuel prices to fall between 2% and 9% from April 1
- Mohammed Kudus not eligible to play at 2023 U-23 AFCON
- Social media reacts to Bagbin’s rant on Kamala Harris and Akufo-Addo’s LGBTQ+ comments
- MP dies after hit-and-run motorcycle crash
- Parliament decriminalises attempted suicide
- Ernest Kobeah pulls out of NDC flagbearership race
- Ghanaian achieves outstanding results in global Finance and Accounting exam
- Take care of yourself, you would be replaced when you die – Speaker to MPs
- #NanaAt79 trends as Ghanaians celebrate Akufo-Addo on his birthday
- McDan’s Salt Company disconnected from national grid over GH¢300k debt
- Mathematics is the only understandable global language – Professor Nantomah
- 2022/23 betPawa PL: Hearts of Oak back to winning; Samartex beat Kotoku Royals
- Today’s front pages: Thursday, March 30, 2023
- Prioritise three revenue bills to facilitate IMF programme- BoG Governor to parliament
- Anti-LGBT bill: The bill has not ben diluted – Defeamekpor
- Anti-LGBT bill: It promotes hate crime – Partington
- Government dismisses claims of Gh₵2.3 billion debt owed to Green Ghana seed providers
- Ghana’s integrated aluminium industry on course – Lands Minister
- Anti-LGBT: The President must go for what the people want – Most Rev. Gyamfi
- Leila Djansi’s mentee in UNESCO/Netflix project releases movie
- Nana Ansah Kwao IV apologises to Ghanaian youth
- Kelvyn Boy endorses Joy Prime’s Cues & Lyrics music reality show
- Playback: PM Express discuss whether US is interfering in the passage of anti-LGBTQI bill
- No individual can take credit for NPP government projects – Kpando MCE
- Akan chiefs wield authority, not power – Ansah Kwao IV