Ashanti NPP's women's organizer slams Second Lady over chalk comment

The Ashanti Regional NPP women’s organizer, Nana Ama Pomah, has slammed the Second Lady over yesterday’s “insensitive” chalk comment.
The Headmistress of Kukurantumi Presby Primary School, Juliet Oppong, while thanking the Second Lady, Mathilda Amissah-Arthur, for the presentation of five computers to the school, appealed to her to communicate to government to provide some basic materials such as log books for teachers and chalk which were in short supply in the school.

Mrs Amissah-Arthur in response said: “The headteacher has shocked me…she said you lack chalk and log books…I am very shocked that you are today asking me about chalk…how much is a box of chalk…I won’t give you chalk today, I won’t give you chalk tomorrow.

“Design a database of old students of the school and together with the PTA and teachers, provide your own chalk.
“The government has ‘spoilt’ Ghanaians by providing for even basic needs and that has led to parents becoming reluctant to acquire school uniforms for their wards and are instead relying on the free school uniforms by government…
“I will even feel shy to go to Accra and call on the government to come and provide chalk…it would be very difficult for me to do so.”
Responding to the Second Lady’s comments, the NPP regional women’s organizer said: “The comment made by the Second Lady must not be heard from her ever again.
” I am very surprised she made such a comment, really it’s something that must be condemned and I wish all women in the country will stand to condemn such an insensitive comment.”

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