February 9, 2011

The Member of Parliament for New Juabeng South, Beatrice Bernice Boateng, has said she is strongly opposed to President John Evans Attah Mills cutting sod to commence national projects.

According to the MP, the president must rather delegate his sector ministers to undertake such simple exercises such as sod cutting, as he (president) has more important issues to deal with.

President John Evans Attah Mills on Monday February 7th and Tuesday February 8th cut sod ton signify the commencement of the construction of two public universities in the Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region respectively.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem program the Member of Parliament for New Juabeng South Beatrice Bernice Boateng, who commended the government on its bold decision to build the universities, however urged the government to demonstrate more commitment to ensure that the two projects are completed.

“It is one thing cutting sod to signify the beginning of a project, and it is another beginning and actually completing it’’ she said.

On a related development, the Hon. Beatrice Bernice Boateng, who is also a member of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Education, expressed concern over the exorbitant fees being charged by private universities in the country.

In the past few weeks students of some private universities have complained about the high fees they pay per semester and the huge penalty they have to pay for late payment of their fees.

While calling on the administrators of private universities to be lenient towards needy student, Hon. Beatrice Bernice Boateng, blamed the current situation on the inability of successive government to build at least one public university during their term of office.

She believed this would have afforded majority of students the opportunity to receive quality tertiary education.

Source: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh