- Paramount Chief of Yagaba Traditional Area, Naa Sugru Wuni Mumuni, has lauded the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, for fulfilling his 2016 campaign pledge and implementing the Free Senior High School Policy
- According to the chief, the Free SHS has helped in reducing kayayei in Mamprugu Moagduri
The Paramount Chief of the Yagaba Traditional Area, Na Sugru Wuni Mumuni, has praised President Akufo-Addo for successfully implementing the Free SHS programme.
According to him, the policy is “the most people centered policy that helped in alleviating poverty in this country.”
President Akufo-Addo is currently embarking on a tour of the North East Region.
Speaking at a durbar in honour of the President, the Yagaba Chief said the President has proven his critics wrong by implementing the Free SHS policy.
“Your flagship programmes such as the Free Senior High School Education will forever go down in the history of this country as the most people centered policy that helped in alleviating poverty in this country,” he said. “Many were those who said you will never fulfill this campaign promise. In fact, the sceptics said you were simply desperate for power, hence the juicy and unattainable promises. The story has, however, changed today. People from this part of the country could never dream of enrolling into the known prestigious schools, mostly located in the southern sector.”
The Free SHS programme was one of the flagship campaign promises of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 elections.
The policy was subsequently rolled out in September 2017, allowing students to enrol into public secondary schools without paying fees.
Na Sugru said not less than 20 students from the Mamprugu Moagduri district have been admitted to schools such as Prempeh College, Adisadel College and other secondary schools.
According to him, the policy has also helped to reduce ‘kayayei’ in the Mamprugu Moagduri district.
“The Free SHS has helped in reducing kayayei in Mamprugu Moagduri because your government takes care of school fees, and the students do not need to travel down south to engage in menial jobs in order to enable them pay their fees,” the Chief said.
“Ever since you were voted into power by the overwhelming people of this country, you have never let us down. You inspire and keep inspiring hope in the good people of this country,” he added.
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