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Agogo youth upset as DCE stalls construction of school


A group in the Ashanti Region, calling itself the Agogo Youth Association, has petitioned the Agogo Traditional Council to call the  Asante Akyem North District Chief Executive, Francis Oti Boateng, to order, over his refusal to sanction the construction of some classroom units in the area.

According to the group, contracts for the construction of two school buildings were awarded to a construction firm, KB2 Company Limited, by the District’s Entity Tender Committee.

However, the new DCE has refused to sign off on the contracts after he alleged that the former MP for the area, Kojo Baah Agyemang, had lobbied for the contracts for his own company.

Speaking to Citi News, the Secretary of the group, Alfred Gyimah, said the situation is negatively affecting education in the area.

“The contract has been awarded to KB2 Company to build a six-unit classroom which is located at Agogo Presbyterian Training College and another three-unit classroom has been awarded to the same company at St Augustine’s school at Agogo. But Francis Oti Boateng has refused to sign the contract. I approached him with other colleagues to find out the reason why he is refusing to sign the contracts and he said the former MP, Kojo Baah Agyemang was the one who lobbied for the contract and according to him the contract was awarded to the former MP’s company so he won’t sign it,” he said.

He added that they will call on the Traditional Council to intervene in the situation for work to commence on the projects.

“We decided to petition the traditional council so that they could come in and speak to the DCE for him to sign the contract. We hope the traditional council can call the DCE to order and advise him so that he will give out the letter to the company for them to begin work at the site.”