The Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has assured Ghanaians that government will deal with the National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party for allegedly campaigning in Kumasi Anglican Senior High School last week.
The organizer, Henry Nana Boakye was “roasted” on social media after photos showing him campaigning in KASS went viral. He was accused by the opposition National Democratic Congress of campaigning in senior high schools although government turned well meaning parents away from the schools when they attempted to see their wards.
Nana B as he is fondly known said he wasn’t in the school to campaign. He said he received accreditation from the Electoral Commission to monitor the registration process and that was exactly what he was doing.
Meanwhile the Deputy Minister of Education while speaking on GHOne TV said Nana B’s actions should be condemned and not encouraged regardless of the party he belongs to.
“If he went to classrooms is unacceptable, it’s totally unacceptable. It really doesn’t matter to me who you are; the protocol is a protocol, rules are rules. You don’t do that! I’m a Deputy Minister, we’ll carry it up and I think the rules are clear. And any local jurisdiction where anybody does that the local authorities have control so the rules are very clear and I don’t think it’s acceptable for us to do what clearly the law says we should not do. This is not a political issue for me, to me it’s an education issue, it’s a COVID-19 issue and I’ll bring it to the attention of Ghana Education Service, they’re the ones who run the schools,” the deputy minister said.