The executive secretary of Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement GHANA (ADAM-GH) Mr. Azubila Salam Emmanuel has call on President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo to put politics aside and complete the former President John Dramani Mahama 123 E-blocks schools to accommodate students and abolish the double track system.
According to him governance hinges on continuity and what ever is the country first priority must be looked at regardless which administration started it.
‘It is Ghana money not that of former President John Dramani Mahama nor that of President Nana Addo Dankwah AKUFO Addo’ he noted.
Ghana, he said cannot spend this huge sums of money to put up highly state of the art, 123 E-blocks which is at various stages of completion be left in the bush, and under the mercy of the harsh atmospheric conditions, whiles innocent children are attracting different kinds of sicknesses in the secondary schools due to unimaginable congestions and over – crowding.
Mr. Azubila stated that, most of these students are gallivanting at home waiting for double track, green and yellow system, and this I must opine is putting serious socio – economic burden on parents in Ghana.
He added that the practice of Democracy as we aware is for the people, and the Akufo Addo , Dr. Bawumia – led government should do the needful by alleviating hardships, providing pro poor policies to the nooks and cranny of the country, rather than unleashing ‘punishments’ on Ghanaians in the name of partisan politics.
‘I would like to place on record that, The voice of ADAM-GH is the voice of the people, and we will do anything humanly possible and within the frame work of the laws governing the state to safeguard the interest of mother Ghana at all cost’ he noted.
Mr. Azubila Salam Emmanuel revealed that prior to 2012 national elections in the country, the major political parties thus, both NDC and NPP agreed in principle the challenges confronting Ghanaians relative to perennial challenges confronting second cycle education in the country.
He added that former President John Drammani Mahama and current President Nana Addo Dankwah AKUFO Addo, both crafted their major campaign messages about the debilitating state of our education, and the need to improve it to the best of their ability in the event any of them secured the needed mandate to become President of the republic respectively.
Candidate Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo he said at the time, drummed home on the need for all children in Ghana, irrespective of their geographical location, ethnicity, religion would become a beneficiary of the Free SHS Program, as publicly captured by the New Patriotic Party’s 2012 and 2016 manifestoes.
“President ( Then candidate ) Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo reemphasized in 2016 campaign to build 350 SHS in addition to the free SHS during his first tenure as president” he noted.
He said former president John Dramani Mahama ( then candidate) also campaigned on the need to attain quality in tandem with his consistent message of progressively free by promising to build 200 new community day secondary schools to augment the existing once which will give access to every child who complete Junior high school ( JHS).
This background according to him from the current president and the former president testifies that, the people of Ghana have problem of accessing senior high education.
One agenda but different approach.
“It is absolutely clear that, the two party’s campaign messages were geared towards one direction, and that is bettering our second cycle education through, accessibility, quality and free for all children”.
He stated that the two leaders rightly identified the country’s major problem that is depriving our children from getting access to secondary schools.
“ADAM-GH is proud to say that our two leaders vision about our second cycle institutions were excellent if put together” he noted.
“Our former president John Dramani Mahama won the 2012 elections and first of all tackled one ledge of the problem by starting his 200 SHS projects. He started 123 projects which were at various stages of completion, and was able to complete 45 of these new day senior high schools before he left office January 7, 2017”.
Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo also fully implemented the free SHS and few months after the implementation of free SHS, he was hit with the reality where schools became overcrowded indicating the fact that we lack access, as posited by Mr. John Mahama.
The situation pushed the current government to implement double track system in our secondary schools.
However, by Next month in September 2019, SHS will resume school and the overcrowding in most of the schools will become topics for discussion in the country because though we are not acting as naysayers, it is expected that, the situation will move from bad to worse, if supervisory officials, and stakeholders fail to act with alacrity, to avert the problems.
ADAM-GH is a civil society group aim at anchoring democratic principles, protect and defend democracy in Ghana and encourage proper rule of law.
The group also seek to hold the leaders accountable to it citizens as well as to shape Ghana’s democracy against pervasive and endemic corruption in government agencies and any act that is likely to jeopardize the peace and security in the country and encourage continuity of governance system in the country.
MODE OF OPERATIONS
The mode of operation of ADAM-GH includes:
1. TV and radio representations
2. Petitions to create awareness of the wrongful acts within the governance structure.
3. Meeting authorities to prompt them on raging matters of national interest.
4. Press conferences and other social activities, including symposia.
5. Legal means.
Activities also includes:
a) Educating youth and institutions about the need to protect Ghana’s democracy and put Ghana first.
b) Visitation of schools, SHS and Tertiary schools organizing forums to shape our future leaders against acts of corruption and the need to protect the nation’s democratic values at all times.
c) To organize debate for institutions and those seeking to lead the country in various forms.
To support and give assistance to the vulnerable in various forms and capacities, including:
giving out formal and informal education to people who need skills training, making themself reliance and independent.
ADAM-GH It is our wish that, Ghana becomes free from corruption and to ensure continuous peaceful democratic country for a better future of the youth, through our enviable hard won reputation as the beacon of hope, in terms of decades in achieving sound democratic credentials in sub sahara Africa.
Below is the full list:
123 out of 200 COMMUNITY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS PROJECT STARTED BY FORMER PRESIDENT JOHN MAHAMA.
S/N REGION DISTRICT LOCATION
1 Ashanti Obuasi Municipal Kwanenakwa
2 Ashanti Adansi North Fumso
3 Ashanti Bosomtwe Oyoko
4 Ashanti Sekyere Afram Plains Drobonso
5 Ashanti Adansi South Adansi Apagya
6 Ashanti Atwima Mponua Adobewora
7 Brong Ahafo Tano South Derma
8 Brong Ahafo Pru Abease
9 Brong Ahafo Banda Banda Ahenkro
10 Brong Ahafo Kintampo South Anyima
11 Brong Ahafo Techiman North Krobo
12 Brong Ahafo Dormaa Municipal Danyame
13 Brong Ahafo Asunafo North Kasapin
14 Central Gomoa East Gomoa Gyaman
15 Central Agona East Agona Duakwa
16 Central KEEA Ntranoa
17 Central Awutu Senya Awutu Bawjiase
18 Central Upper Denkyira West Diaso
19 Central Upper Denkyira East Kyekyewere
20 Central Agona West Agona Abodom
21 Central Ekumfi Otuam
22 Eastern Upper West Akim Nyanoa
23 Eastern Denkyembour Takrowasi
24 Eastern Kwahu West Fodoa Nkwakaw
25 Eastern Lower Manya Oborpah
26 Eastern Afram Plains(Kwahu North) Mem-Chemfre
27 G. Accra Ashiaman Michel Camp Community 22
28 Northern Bunkpurugu Yunyoo Bunkpurugu Namong
29 Northern Kpandai Jambuai
30 Northern Bole Bamboi
31 Northern Saboba Wapuli
32 Northern Nanumba South Nakpayili
33 Upper East Bawku West Sapeliga
34 Upper East Talensi Yamiriga
35 Upper East Builsa South Kanjarga-Jiningsa
36 Upper East Kassena-Nankana West Paga Navio
37 Upper West Lambussie Lambussie
38 Upper West Wa West Dorimon
39 Upper West Sissala West Zini
40 Volta Krachi Ntsumuru Chinderi
41 Volta Akatsi South Avenorpeme
42 Volta Nkwanta North Damanko
43 Volta Nkwanta South Nkwanta
44 Volta North Tongu Volo
45 Volta Biakoye Kwamekrom Abornukope
46 Western Nzema East Bamiankor
47 Western Ahanta West Sankor
48 Western Amenfi West Samreboi
49 Western Bibiani Anwhiaso Bekwai Chirano
50 Western Sefwi Wiawso Sefwi Asafo
51 Ashanti Ejura Sekyedumase Ejura
52 Ashanti Ahafo Ano North Manfo
53 Ashanti Asokore Manpong Parkuso
54 Ashanti Asante Akim South Banka
55 Brong Ahafo Nkronza South Donkro-Nkwanta
56 Brong Ahafo Dormaa West Nkwantaso
57 Brong Ahafo Techiman Muncipal Gyarko Techiman
58 Brong Ahafo Jaman North Duadaso No. II
59 Brong Ahafo Jaman South Adamsu
60 Brong Ahafo Wenchi Municipal Buoku
61 Central Mfantsiman Kobina Ansa
62 Central Efutu Attietu
63 Central Ejumako Enyan Essiam Enyanmaim
64 Central Twifo Heman Lower Denkyira Twifo Hemang
65 Eastern Birim North Nyafoman /Amuna Praso
66 Eastern West Akyem Osenase
67 Eastern Atiwa Abomoso
68 Eastern Upper Manya Krobo Sekesua
69 Eastern Yilo Krobo Apersua
70 Eastern Kwaebibrem Akyim Takyiman
71 G. Accra Ledzokuku krowor North West Teshie-Lekma
72 G. Accra Tema Metro Lashibi
73 G. Accra Ada East Kasseh-Ada
74 G. Accra Ada West Koluedor
75 G. Accra Weija Municipal (Ga South) Obom
76 G. Accra Ga West Ga-Odumase
77 Northern Nanumba North Bincheratanga
78 Northern West Mamprusi Nasia
79 Northern East Gonja Salaga Kpalbe
80 Northern Yendi Municipal Wal-Yapala
81 Northern Zabzugu Sabare
82 Northern East Mamprusi Langbinsi
83 Upper East Garu Tempane Salugu
84 Upper East Builsa North Wiaga
85 Upper East Bolga East (Bolgatanga) Gambigo
86 Upper East Nabdam (Tongo) Nangodi-Sakote Junction
87 Upper East Bongo Azeem-Namoo
88 Upper West Lawra Boo
89 Upper West Jirapa Konzokala
90 Upper West Sissala East Wellembelle
91 Upper West Nadowli Kaleo Naro
92 Volta Krachi West Osramanae
93 Volta Agotime-Ziope Ziope
94 Volta Ketu South Agblekpui-Aflao
95 Volta South Tongu Agave Afedume
96 Western Bodi Amoaya
97 Western Juaboso Asempaneye-Breman
98 Western Tarkwa Nsuem Muncipal Nsuem
99 Western Prestea Huni Valley Aboso
100 Western Sekondi Takoradi Assakae
101 Ashanti Kumasi Metropolis Agric Nzema
102 Ashanti Offinso North Asuoso
103 Ashanti Ahafo Ano South Adugyama
104 Brong Ahafo Sene East Bassa
105 Brong Ahafo Kintampo North Municipal New longoro
106 Brong Ahafo Atebubu Amantin New Konkrompe
107 Central Awutu Senya East Municipal Ofaakor-Kasoa
108 Eastern Kwahu Afram Plains South Maame Krobo l
109 Eastern Ayensuano Aneum-Apapam
110 Greater Accra Kpone Katamanso Katamanso
111 Greater Accra Adenta Municipal Frafraha
112 Greater Accra Ga East Municipal Kwabenya
113 Northern Mion Sang
114 Northern North Gonja Daboya
115 Northern Gonja Central Mpaha
116 Upper East Pusiga Tambilgu
117 Upper East Binduri Zulugu
118 Upper West Wa East Logu
119 Volta Adaklu Abuadi &Tsrefe
120 Volta Krachi East Yawbram
121 Western Wassa Amenfi Central Manso
122 Western Bia East Adabokrom
123 Western Sefwi bAkontombra Nsawora Edumafua
ADAM -GH will continue to count on your usual corporation as we begin the journey to mount incessant pressure on governments to render accountable governance for the good people of Ghana.
DR. NII ARYEE-BOI
AZUBILA SALAM EMMANUEL
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY ADAM-GH.