Amidst the controversies, Kperisi speaks out. The Landlord of Kperisi community has lashed out at Member of Parliament (MP) for Wa Central, Rashid Pelpuo for reproaching Bawumia’s move to provide desks for the pupils of Kperisi Primary School.
Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party NPP, Bawumia had promised 500 desks to the school when news about their having to learn on bare floor broke out.
According to reports, the Wa constituency claimed they had made plans to supply desks as well to the school before Bawumia made the promise, and therefore supplied desks to the school three days after Bawumia made the promise.
Speaking to the media, Rashid Pelpuo criticized Bawumia for doing so without consulting the government nor finding out the reason behind the unavailability of desks. He also regarded his act as that which sought to promote his political agenda.
But then, the Landlord of the community through one Salifu Ciita, decried the remarks made by Pelpuo. While commending Bawumia for fulfilling his promise to the school, he described Rashid Pelpuo’s remarks as distasteful, saying that he would have rather commended Bawumia for intervening on the situation. He also said the school was not happy about the perspective from which the MP saw Bawumia’s act.
We therefore felt insulted and neglected for not commending Dr. Bawumia but rather chastising him for such a kind gesture….Unlike Dr. Pelpuo, Dr. Bawumia sees development as collaborative effort and that the development of a child is everybody’s responsibility,” Salifu said.
Salifu continued that the government decided to provide the desks overnight so as to take the glory of transforming the school. He then noted that President Mahama should add the previous ‘learning on bare floor’ condition of the school to his State of The Nation, as that was the state of the school at the time of the address.
We therefore humbly appeal to the President to add images of the school kids lying on the ground to study to his gallery presented to Ghanaians as the state of the Nation,” he added.