Akufo Addo has no plan of stopping free SHS — Ofori-Atta

Ghana’s Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that President Akufo Addo has no intention of canceling the Free Senior High School policy.

“Let me say this, President Akufo-Addo has absolutely no intention to rollback on any of the major policies like the free SHS. We see education as the best enabler for sustainable growth to ensure transformation. We will do more to improve on it for it to serve better our children,” he said on Thursday March 24.

His comments come at a time Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that all the 16 flagship programmes of the government are up to be looked at.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said the president wants the programmes to be protected and fully implemented to impact the lives of all Ghanaians.

“All the 16 flagship programmes are up to be looked at. The President has directed that the flagship programmes should be protected and fully implemented to ensure that the impact is achieved.

“However, he wants it done within the constraints of item number 2 which is the fiscal framework we are working with. If based on the caps that we are working with we will have to rescope a particular flagship program, we will do it and see how much we can achieve,” he told Accra-based Citi FM on Monday March 21.