The flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has again announced that he initiated the Free SHS policy during his regime back in 2015 however the NPP has failed to properly sustain it.
“We started the free SHS Programme and the NPP came to continue. Unfortunately, the implementation has been very poor, and so it ended us in double track.I assure you, my countrymen, that within one year, I will cancel the double track”. Mahama made this statement at the Tuobong a community in the Tempane District of the upper east region.
Mr. Mahama assures that if he wins the upcoming elections he would ensure that the policy regains the appropriate and vital element needs to make his “policy” a success.
“When voted into power, all the community day schools we were building,200 of them, we are going to finish them so that all the children can get schools to attend”. He said.
The NDC presidential candidate added that his next administration would pay close attention to the mining sector when he stated, “We are going to establish what we call a Gold Board. We are going to take young people from the University Of Mines And Technology who knows how mining should be done”.
It is observed that NDC is trying everything possible to neutralize some advantages of their main opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has gained over its term in office.
Well, an equal effort has been by its sister party, the National Democratic Party (NDP) which alleged that Mr. Mahama was using everything in his arsenal to win the elections including using the death of former president Jerry John Rawlings so influence voters.