The Flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) Ex-President John Mahama has once again assured that he’ll not scrap the Free SHS policy introduced by the Akufo Addo administration if he’s re-elected.
His assurances come as members of the governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) continue to trumpet that Mr. Mahama will abolish the Free SHS programme when he’s back in power.
President Akufo-Addo addressing a cross-section of Ghanaians at the Ghana Embassy in Washington DC, USA in 2018 urged Ghanaians to reject Mr Mahama and the opposition NDC in the 2020 polls because they have an ill intention to collapse the flagship Free Senior High School (SHS) policy introduced by government.
According to him, the NDC does not improve on policies by other governments but rather embarks on moves to destroy good policies that seek to improve on the lives of Ghanaians.
“I’m alarmed by this concept of review because anytime our political opponents talk about reviewing our policies it has been really a synonym for collapsing the policies,” President Akufo-Addo said.
But speaking during a courtesy call on the OverLord of Dagbon, Ya-Na Abukari II, ex-President Mahama slammed the poor implementation of the policy saying it burdens parents.
“Free SHS policy has come to stay if anybody tells you that I John Dramani Mahama, son of E.A Mahama I will abolish Free SHS when I come he’s a bloody liar. What I’m against is the poor implementation of the Free SHS which is creating great inconvenience for the parents, students and the teachers. The point I’ve made is that we can implement it better, if this government had followed our plan of continuing with the 200 new Senior High School that we were building we won’t have the current situation we have in our Free SHS plan.”