The current government of Ghana has abandoned many Community Day Schools scattered around the country built and completed by the previous goverment led by John Dramani.
One of such schools is the abandoned Community Day SHS building at Mpaha in the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency of the Savanna Region. It is also alleged that there is another E-Block in Abuakwa in the Central region now occupied by the operation vanguard team.
Former President John Dramani Mahama and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), who is on a two-day working visit to the Savanna Region as part of his campaign for Election 2020 on Monday visited the Community Day School project at Mpaha in the Yapei Kusawgu Constituency reportedly abandoned by the current government.
The 23 Abandoned E-Block projects is a waste public funds if we cannot complete them and put them to good use.
Why the Community Day Schools were abandoned
Some politicians have argued that such nice buildings should be moved to places or communities where they are urgently needed. Others hold the view that the Ex-president John Mahama ‘s administration did an excellent job in building these E blocks but most of these buildings were sited at the wrong places.
Again, others are of the view that they should have considered the existing schools which needed expansion instead of creating new schools in remote areas which are now harbouring rats and snakes.
Similarly another section of the public regarding the 23 Abandoned E-Block projects believes if the NPP had used these blocks the double-track system would not have been needed.
These buildings could have been added to the already existing schools to expand them to increase the intake of students is the view of another section.
The new government could have focused on completing the 23 Abandoned E-Block projects or those which are already near completion (70% to 90% complete) and make them available and ready to use.
Former President Mahama who spearheaded the start of work on the 200 Community Day Schools condemned the decision by the government to stop paying for ongoing projects and refuse to open up for use many completed projects.
Source: Wisdom Eli Kojo Hammond