- John Mahama says the Free SHS policy is a good programme
- The NDC leader says he has never opposed the free education policy
- Mr. Mahama, however, noted that he is against the mode of implementation by the NPP government
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has stated that he is not against the Free SHS education policy.
However, he has an issue with the poor implementation by the Akufo-Addo government.
The former president made these comments in a Twitter post.
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He noted that anyone that says he [Mahama] intends to cancel the Free SHS policy is a “bloody liar”.
The Free SHS education policy is the flagship policy of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The policy was successfully rolled out in September 2017, after the NPP won the 2016 elections in Ghana.
The Free SHS programme has ensured that hundreds of thousands of students are in secondary school.
Mr. Mahama who is currently touring northern Ghana has also described the current Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye as an oppressive leader of the lawmaking chamber.
Mr. Mahama, who has been touring the Savanna Region ahead of the 7 December 2020 polls, said: “Today, you cannot expect justice when you go to the judicatory, you can’t speak in parliament, you have an oppressive Speaker who won’t allow them to freely express themselves.”
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In the view of the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), it is one of the ways in which the Akufo-Addo administration has politicised national institutions such as the judiciary and Parliament.
Also, Mr. Mahama has accused the Akufo-Addo government of collapsing nine local banks for political reasons.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has reminded former president John Mahama that the 2020 presidential elections is a choice between his eight-year record as Vice President and President and the three-and-half-year record of Nana Akufo-Addo as President.
Former president John Mahama has been making a series of promises in an attempt to woo Ghanaians, but in a post on his official Facebook page, Dr. Bawumia has reminded the former president that Ghanaians will judge him by his record as President, not by his new-found promises.
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Source: Yen Ghana