The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has disputed assertions that the running mate to the party’s flagbearer, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang poorly managed the educational sector while serving as Minister under John Dramani Mahama’s administration.
John Mahama’s announcement of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang was intensely critiqued by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who had raised doubt over her credibility and integrity.
Officials of the NPP had argued that John Mahama’s decision to settle on Madam Opoku-Agyemang shows his poor level of commitment to Ghanaians.
The NPP, among other things, cited the cancellation of the teacher trainee allowance, freeze on education sector employment and her signing of the petition to have the Montie trio released as some of the decisions that ultimately make her unfit for the new role.
Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi said these claims were false.
“The NDC has noted the desperate fabrications being peddled by the NPP about the sterling record of Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as Minister for Education.
“Firstly, the claim that Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang cancelled Teacher Trainee Allowance is false. The decision to replace Teacher Trainee allowance with student loan was a cabinet decision and not a ministerial decision.”
On the Montie three saga, Sammy Gyamfi explained that Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang signed the petition to “mitigate the harsh sentences of the three (3) convicts, after they had served 6 weeks in prison and paid GHS10,000 each, as fines for scandalizing the Supreme Court.”