NDC, NPP clash

Over school project

There was near pandemonium at Breman, a suburb of Kumasi, on Monday when the Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon. Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu, was reported to commission a Getfund school project in his Suame Constituency.

The Breman Roman Catholic (RC) School was reported to be the center of attraction when some irate NDC activists, led by the party’s Suame Constituency Organiser, Isham Ibrahim, stormed the school compound which was already struggling to accommodate hundreds of jubilant NPP members who were following their MP [Osei-Kyei Mensah-Bonsu] while he toured the constituency.

Reports corroborated by Today indicate that Hon. Mensah-Bonsu had already commissioned a number of projects in his constituency which he claimed credit for having sourced for funds for those projects.

The reports however indicate that upon reaching one of the completed projects (a six-unit classroom block) at the Breman RC School, a handful of NDC activists prevented him from commissioning the project, which they also claimed was put up through the efforts of the assembly man for the area and the ruling government.

The misunderstanding, Today learnt, ensued for a while, leaving the MP almost helpless, until he sighted the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the NDC, Joseph Yamin, who was among the NDC activists who had thronged the place.

The paper was told that the Suame MP was able to resolve the matter amicably with the NDC regional secretary after a lengthy talk.

Mr. Yamin, reports indicated, later called his people to order which saw them leaving the place, to allow the minority leader and his party members to continue with the program.

Hon. Mensah-Bonsu later explained that he sourced funds through the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and the central government for the school project, expressing disgust at the attitude of the NDC activists who stormed the place.

Meanwhile, a member of FONKAR, Ernest Brogya Gyenfi, has described what happened at the school as ‘embarrassing to the Mills government,’ asking whether the Mayor of Kumasi, Samuel Sarpong, is in league with the main opposition (NPP), hence his quietness on the matter at the time.

STORY: JAMES APPIAKORAANG JR., KUMASI, A/R