- John Mahama and the NDC have continued their Unity Walks in the Western Regional town of Tarkwa
- Mahama used the platform to criticize the free SHS program
Former president of the republic, John Dramani Mahama has taken his Unity Walk to Tarkwa in the Western Region.
The walk, just like other Unity Walks, forms part of plans by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to mobilize grassroots supporters ahead of the general elections in 2020.
Mahama's choice for the Western Region is very tactical especially as he lost to his fierce contender, Nana Addo during the 2016 general elections.
What used to be one of the swing regions of the NDC was recaptured by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as Mahama lost to Nana Addo with 45.9% of the total regional votes cast as against 51.8% of the regional votes cast for Nana Addo.
Typical of an opposition leader, Mahama picked on the Free SHS program by the NPP describing it as a failure.
According to Mahama, the source of funding for the Free senior high school (SHS) education policy is a complete hoax. According to Mahama the creation of the Voluntary Contribution Fund to solicit the support of Ghanaians, will not help.
So far, government's free SHS policy is estimated to cost the country some Ȼ3.6million yearly, but political critics have described the amount as unsustainable.
Meanwhile, the fate of Mahama leading the opposition NDC continues to gain momentum as 10 regional chairmen of the party have unilaterally "settled" on the former president to lead the party ahead of the 2020 polls.
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