Former President John Mahama has wondered why the Akufo-Addo government believes the Free SHS policy is the panacea to all problems in Ghana.
According to Mr. Mahama, the NPP government has refused to continue with all development projects that were started under his administration.
“It is a pity because everything that we started has come to a standstill. I go round the country and most of the roads, where we left them on 7th January 2017, that is where the roads have ended. All the community based Secondary Schools, where we left them on 7th January 2017, that is where they have ended.”
“And the tragedy is, if you ask the New Patriotic Party (NPP) what are they doing about the road they will say free SHS. If you ask about the CHPS compound, they will say we have given you free SHS, when you ask about jobs, they will say we have given you free SHS,” Mahama noted in address with market women at Sogakope.
He stressed: “All the projects have come to a standstill because the NDC left office. The Community secondary school has come to a standstill. All the road projects have come to a standstill. All the road projects have come to a standstill. All the road projects have come to a standstill.”
He said traders and other business people are aware that they make less money now than they used to do under him as President.
“You are selling oysters, shrimps and so many other things. Nobody needs to come and tell you that the economy is not doing well. Everybody selling something today can see that they making less sales than they used to do in the past and that is because times are hard. People came and told us that the money is there, that we were sitting on money but yet hungry.
“Today the Finance Minister tells us that everyone knows that Ghana is broke. The NPP president in 2016 told us we are sitting on money but still hungry, so why is the Finance Minister saying Ghana is broke?” he wondered.