The Member of Parliament for Kintampo North, Hon Joseph Kumah has berated the government for paying lip services to the education sector, especially the basic sector.
According to him, it was expected that the Akufo Addo/Bawumia led government that pride itself on free education, would have provided adequate infrastructure at the basic school level to enhance education.
Hon Kumah who is a member of the Education Committee of Parliament was commenting on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy presented to parliament by the Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta.
He told EXPRESSNEWSGHANA, the budget has failed to provide funding to the Basic Education sector despite lofty promises made by the Government at many forums in the country.
The MP said the government could not achieve the free senior high school policy if the basic education, the foundation of education is not adequately taken care of, pointing, “ not a single infrastructure has been budgeted for in the basic school.”
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta who on Wednesday, November 17, presented the Budget to Parliament did not budget or allocate funds for the construction of infrastructure at the basic school level.
Recall that President Akufo Addo recently attended a global education summit in London where world leaders made a commitment to increasing budgetary allocations to education in their countries.
But the Budget Statement and Economic Policy of the Government for the year ending 31st December 2022 failed to capture any meaningful infrastructure projects aimed at solving the increasing lack of education facilities, especially for the Nursery and the Kindergarten levels.
The Kintampo North lawmaker said, this among other things that the government failed or refused to address that motivated them to kick against the approval of the budget.
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