Okoe Boye defends Akufo-Addo

*Over   Aflao chief’s E-Block comment

Story: Yaw TAKYI

The Former Ledzokuku  Member of Parliament (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 said on Joy FM at the weekend which was monitored   by Today .

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 was frustrated about the delay.

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.

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