Authorities at the Association International School (AIS), are suspecting some officials in the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia led government of being behind the construction of the controversial 22-storey building adjacent premises at the Airport Residential area.
In a strong-worded statement issued and signed by Mrs Audrey Doryumu [Headmistress of Association International School], stated that the ongoing construction by KASS Plus Company Limited has negatively affected the school.
She said the construction activities have negatively and heavily impacted the health, services and operations of our school owing to reasons including poor engineering practices.
“We have good reason to believe that these new developments are not merely coincidental. We further reasonably believe that the manner the officials have conducted themselves raises genuine suspicion of harassment of me and my staff and indeed the entire Association International School family due to our avowed goal to seek justice in ensuring that our concerns are addressed and for stoppage of the ongoing damage we are suffering due to the ongoing construction works. Our resolve for all risks posed to us to be addressed cannot be broken…,” she added.
“Should my suspicion be confirmed, this will amount to the unfair use of state and other governmental authorities by connected persons, which is an abuse and the use of state authority against a private citizen who is simply trying to protect her business and ensure that the right thing is being done,” Mrs Doryumu noted.
The Turkish contractor made the headlines when the Roads Minister stormed the site where the 22-storey structure was being put up, close to the Association International School in the Airport Residential Area, and ordered the arrest of the CEO of the construction company, a certain Abdulkadir Yadigar, who, according to the minister, had put up a barricade on the road which created a traffic logjam.
Meanwhile, the Association International School filed an interim injunction against the Turkish contractor at the centre of the controversial 22-storey building at the Airport Residential area but was dismissed by an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Afua Novisi Aryene.
The court after hearing lawyers of the Association International School, the applicant, and the Kess Plus Construction Limited, respondent, ruled that the applicant has not been able to substantiate its claims of nuisance and other health concerns to warrant the grant of the injunction.
It was the ruling of the court that, the respondent stands to suffer irreparable damages should the application be granted.
The court subsequently dismissed the application.