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The Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has said had it not been the John Mahama’s E-Block, the country would have been running a quadruple track instead of the double track it is running currently.
Speaking on Metro Tv’s Good Evening Ghana, Sammy Gyamfi said the Mahama led administration E-Block has reduce pressure on existing facilities due to the astronomical increase because of Free SHS.
“There are two ways that you deal with access. First through affordability, and secondly providing infrastructure, because if you make secondary school free and you see [an] astronomical increase in enrolment, without commensurate expansion in the educational infrastructure where will the children sit and school? You may have to do a quadruple track. But for Mahama E-blocks, we would have been practising the quadruple track by now.” he said.
Mr. Gyamfi also said before the NDC left office, they handed over 46 completed blocks out of 123 blocks that were started to the Akufo-Addo administration after they lost the 2016 elections.
“There is ample evidence to show that we handed over to them 46 SHS but even if you use the figure of 29, President Akufo-Addo doesn’t have one to his name despite promising to build 350 SHS from scratch in 18 months,” he said.
He further also said the NPP and for that matter Nana Akufo-Addo has not built a single block in the education sector.
“President Akufo-Addo cannot boast of one secondary school that he has constructed for this country to provide access to secondary education for the people of this country…,” he told the host Paul Adom-Otchere.
Source: Ghana Waves