Adela news of the Republic, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reacted to claims made by former President John Mahama that he initiated the Free SHS policy in Ghana.
The President says he is stunned by the words and action given how previously Mahama had derailed the Free SHS policy.
“I heard something yesterday that truly stunned me. Do you recollect my rival [John Mahama] said I was beguiling Ghanaians when I said I will execute Free SHS on the off chance that I win the political race? He said I was searching for votes that is the reason I am making the guarantee of executing Free SHS. He even said in the event that he has 2 Billion cedis, he won’t pay school expenses with yet will do some more beneficial” President Akufo-Addo said.
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According to the president “Today he [John Mahama] says he brought Free SHS, how conceivable. It is unsatisfactory that an entire previous President would look to return to office dependent on falsehoods and disinformation. All his bogus cases are introduced on the way that his mission is pounding on him”
It could be recollected that the Free SHS Policy and the NPP campaign were synonymous in the build-up to the 2016 Presidential election.
Akufo-Addo led administration hence made good on their promise and implement the policy, nine (9) months after ascending the presidential seat in January 2017.
President Akufo-Addo responded to Mahama’s allegation while he addressed merchants and drivers at the Odokor Market in a whistle-stop as a component of day two of his two-day campaign tour through the Greater Accra Region.
In his address, President Akufo-Addo advised and urged market women and drivers to get up on election day, December 7th, 2020 to retain the New Patriotic Party if only they want sustainable projects and development as they all witness.
He also notes that the opposition has nothing to offer and their ousting in the 2016 general election is a sign that failed as a government.