Mahama chides suspension of Tempane SHS headmaster

 Former President Mahama

Former President Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed shock over the suspension of the headmaster of Tempane Senior High School, describing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government as highly intolerant.

According to him, the action taken by the authorities is a clear testimony of the intolerance of the government, investigating him for what? The schools have children who are 18 years and above and vote, in our time in office, we allowed the opposition to go to the schools because there are voters in the schools, but that is the problem with NPP, they are highly intolerant.

The Upper East Regional Education Directorate suspended the headmaster, pending investigations, after accusing him of allowing Joshua Akamba, a National Organiser hopeful of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), access to students who shared their challenges with him.

Former President Mahama noted that issues that the NDC government took for granted the NPP government is not taking them for granted, hence suspending the ‘poor’ headmaster.

The former President expressed the sentiment when he addressed delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Wa Campus of the University for Development Studies, as part of his three-day campaign tour of the Upper West Region.

Former President Mahama expressed the hope that the headmaster would be exonerated adding that, “the investigators should know that they, in opposition, did the same thing, they went into the schools and did politics.

“When the NDC was removing schools under the trees, leaders of the NPP would locate new ones, stand there and take pictures just to discredit the work the government was doing but nothing was done to them.

“They (NPP) are always trying to take cheap political advantage by attempting to take issues with my recent interaction with students of the Wupili Senior High School in the Northern Region because the students had closed from school, seen my convoy, blocked me by the roadside, prompting me to talk to them.

“It was just an advice I gave them to be studios and hard working, I’m surprised the NPP issued a statement accusing me of going to a Senior High School to dabble in partisan politics with students,” former President Mahama bemoaned and condemned a recent viral video where some SHS students were sitting on the floor to learn.

The former president wondered why the government could not purchase desks for the school after its construction by the NDC government and quizzed “what happened to the promise by the NPP to give each school child an egg and a chocolate?”

 FROM TIMES REPORTER, WA

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