Hon Mintah Akandoh has stated that the closure of the Ghana School for Survey and Mapping, (GSSM) is not the best action to be taken by the government rather, an agreement with the board of the school would have been better.
He said, the re-assignment of the lecturers at the Ghana School for Survey and Mapping, (GSSM) is a clear indication that, the school is nowhere near being opened for teaching and learning anytime soon, the former deputy minister for lands and natural resources, Hon Mintah Akandoh has said.
The Deputy Ranking Member on the Parliament Select Committee on lands and natural resources in an interview with Yaa Titi on Top FMs morning show Ghana Te Sen said, the saddest part of the whole issue surrounding the closure of the school is the above stated.
The 37 year old legislature said, the erstwhile NDC government in tackling the issue effectively divided the land in two parts, giving one to the Lands Commission and the other to the school.
According to the MP for Juaboso, there was also an assurance that the students were not going to be sacked, neither the closure of the school because it was also a property of the Lands Commission.
“This issue shouldn’t have gone this far, to the extent of it closure, no”, he said on Ghana Te Sen.
He suggested that there should rather be an agreement between the Lands Commission and the board of the school for better negotiations than to close down the whole school and find other jobs for it lecturers.
Hon Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said, his committee will be meeting tomorrow (Wednesday) and will discuss this issue which is of much greater concern to Ghanaian citizens.
His interview was in response to the order of the Lands and Natural Resource Minister for the closure of the only School for Survey and Mapping in the country that serves students in and outside the country.
Mr John Peter Amewu also ordered that, the lecturers be assigned other duties by the commission, all with immediate effect.
This was revealed by the Minister at a press confab yesterday (Tuesday).