Former students of Ebenezer Senior High School have opposed the decision by the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of the Ablekuma West Constituency, George Cyril Bray, to establish a public hospital within the school’s premises.
The MCE is said to have announced plans to construct a hospital within the premises of the school under the Agenda 111 initiative.
The old students who were joined by current students of the school alleged that the MCE is “forcefully, rudely and inhumanly” encroaching on lands belonging to the school, to execute the project.
“In this current age and level of civilization, such primitive and slavish acts are still going on within the Ghanaian set-up. The MCE of Ablekuma West is forcefully, rudely and inhumanly taking over a portion of the Ebenezer Secondary school land, which we feel is improper and we as old students have taken action against him,” past president of the Old Students Association, Dr. Nii Addo Bruce said.
“Why in the world would you place a hospital in the midst of students who are learning?” Dr. Nii Addo Bruce, former president of the Old Students Association, questioned.
He wondered why the MCE will take such a descion when the school needed more classrooms and teacher bungalows.
They have since vowed to resist any attempt by the MCE to embark on the hospital project.
The Chief and elders of Mpoase had earlier called on the government to call the Municipal Chief Executive to order on his encroachment of the land of the Ebenezer Senior High School.
Mpoase Mantse leader Nii Adote Din Barima I criticized the MCE’s move as a display of disrespect, arrogance, and political power, stating that it did not involve the chief and elders of Mpoase.
The Mpoase Mantse said the land was released and earmarked for the school’s development adding that, “the school was originally sited on a 90-acre plot of land, however, the public had encroached on 45 plots, so that could not justify the need for another plot for the hospital project, particularly on the school’s compound without recourse to the school.”