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General News Thu, 3 Mar 2016

Bawumia didn't ‘sin’ by visiting Kperisi School – Kwesi Pratt

Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has expressed shock at attacks directed at running mate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for visiting Kperisi Primary School in Wa in the Upper West Region where pupils were lying on the bare floor to study.

The plight of the pupils in the school came to light following a news report by Joy News’ Rafiq Salam that the school lacked furniture.

Following the report, Dr Bawumia who was in the region paid a surprise visit to the school and promised to supply them with sets of furniture.

Dr Bawumia’s visit got officialdom embarrassed and furniture was quickly rushed to the school.

Some members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), including the Member of Parliament for Wa Central, Dr Rashid Pelpuo, and Deputy Education Minister Okudzeto Ablakwa, have castigated Dr Bawumia for placing an order for school desks for the pupils.

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But the attacks on the former deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana are totally unnecessary as philanthropy is not a crime.

“So now it is a sin to be a philanthropist in Ghana…?,” Kwesi Pratt quizzed on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Thursday.

To him, it was also wrong to blame the government for the plight of the school arguing, ‘that (absence of furniture) does not mean the government has failed either.’

He challenged the Ghana Education Service (GES) to step up their supervisory role and reverse the falling standards of education in the country.

Source: adomonline.com
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