Representatives of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Kukurantumi in the Eastern region have donated boxes of chalk to the now-famous Kukurantumi Presby primary school, where wife of Ghana’s Vice President burst out in response to requests made by the school’s headmistress.
Second Lady, Matilda Amissah-Arthur while delivering a speech in the town on Tuesday scolded the Headmistress of Kukurantumi Presby Primary School, Mrs Juliet Oppong, for appealing to her to get government to provide some basic materials such as log books for teachers and chalk which were in short supply in the school.
This was after Mrs Amissah-Arthur had presented five set of computers to the school.
Mrs Amissah-Arthur in her response fumed saying,
“the Head teacher has shocked me…she said you lack chalk and log books…I think we have over pampered you people. Because we have provided free school uniforms so parents don’t even want to buy basic things for their children…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….You have teachers; you have the PTA, go and buy chalk for the school.”
According to reports, the NPP executives who were angered by the remarks visited the school on Friday morning and made their chalk donation.