Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Asokwa Constituency, Hon Maxwell Kofi Jumah has described Akufo-Addo as the best leader ever since Ghana gain independence because of implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
Speaking in an interview on Cape Coast-based Castle FM, he said, “I have not seen a leader in Ghana who’s that bold because when he believes in something hell go for it. We have something like free SHS and right from day one he said let’s go for it. His own party elders were making comments that they think that he’s rushing though I don’t want to mention names.
According to him, some gurus in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said that President Akufo-Addo is rushing with his free SHS initiative initially but he persisted.
He continued “They said he was rushing but because he believed in it he said let’s go for it and if we need to sacrifice, let us sacrifice and do it. Because the social engineering positive part will overcome all the sacrifices we’ll put into it and would transform the country when you have a good chunk of the population being very well educated
“Some countries like Norway and Switzerland don’t have much but the education of their population. He said it’s good to invest in roads and infrastructure but more importantly let’s invest in the education of the masses because it’s very important,” he told the host.