The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Eastern Region has said the Second Lady‘s apology for her infamous “chalk” comment, though welcomed, is still not enough.
They argued that the Second Lady’s apology will not provide teachers with chalk and other basic teaching materials.
The NPP last Friday donated chalk and other materials to some 17 schools in the Eastern Region after Mrs. Amissah-Arthur scolded a head teacher for asking government to provide them with those materials.
The NPP as well as several other pressure groups descended heavily on the second Lady and asked her to apologise.
Speaking to Citi News, the Youth Organiser of the NPP in the Eastern Region, Jerry Osei Poku accused the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of not prioritising education.
“If her [Mrs. Amissah-Arthur] conscience has led to her current position on the matter, we leave it to the good people of this country to judge. She and the NDC government which her husband is part should note that our teachers must be respected at all times; they are destroying the future of our children.”
Osei Poku said, “If you have a government that consistently refuse to give schools the basic things that they need but rather choose to share things like oversize school uniforms and shoes to children then it’s a problem.”