Presidential candidate on the ticket of the Liberal Party of Ghana(LPG), Kofi Akpaloo has promised to initiate a social intervention policy dubbed ‘Child Benefit’.
This, according to him, would help meet the needs of Ghanaian children if given the nod to govern the nation.
“The Party intends to pay GH¢200 monthly stipend to every Ghanaian child from age one to 18, while twins will receive GH¢300.00.”
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), John Amekah, the National Chairman of the Party, said that lack of child welfare policy exposed children to various harmful practices and it was time the nation prioritised children’s welfare.
He recalled how successive governments have failed at prioritising children’s needs, beginning from the country’s democratic dispensation.
“There have not been any clear policies as a matter of social intervention to promote the welfare of Ghanaian children,”Mr Amekah said.
The LPG Chairman explained that the party would roll out policies and programmes to benefit children across all the spheres of social life.
Mr Amekah said the party would institute clear policies for skill training, particularly those who are not interested in academic work.
He was however of the conviction that the policy would address child labour, especially in fishing activities and child trafficking.
In other news, flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to establish Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) universities in each of the six newly created regions.
Mahama also promised to use robust policies to revamp technical education in the country if Ghanaians give him the nod in the upcoming polls.
Among what he has promised is free Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) at all levels which he believes will aid in the training of more skilled human resources for national development.
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