Akufo-Addo punches Mahama over free SHS; says he lacks credibility

Akufo-Addo punches Mahama over free SHS; says he lacks credibility

- President Akufo-Addo says Mahama cannot be trusted with the free SHS policy

- He says Mahama lacks credibility and as such the policy can’t be entrusted to him

- The president said Mahama could not implement the NDC’s policy on education

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President Akufo-Addo has jabbed the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, following Mahama’s recent promises on the Free SHS policy.

He lambasted Mahama saying he has ‘zero’ credibility when it comes to implementation of policies hence cannot be entrusted to sustain the current free SHS programme.

Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 2020 manifesto launch of the NPP in Cape Coast over the weekend.

Akufo-Addo punches Mahama over free SHS; says he lacks credibility
Akufo-Addo speaking at an event. Photo credit: @nanaakufoaddo. Source: Instagram
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He added that at the time the NPP promised free SHS four years ago, the NDC, led by Mahama rubbished the idea. Therefore, Mahama cannot be trusted to sustain the policy.

“…For 8 years, he and his party were loud in their assertions that they did not believe in Free SHS and Free TVET. They did not like the idea, they rubbished it at every opportunity and they proclaimed that it will destroy Ghana’s educational system,” Akufo-Addo stressed.

He added: “Your Excellency, please try another one. Your credibility on this one is zero. Free SHS and Free TVET cannot be trusted in your hands,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed that the government will from 2020, offer loans for the advanced rent payment of the working youth.

It is in the vein that the National Rental Assistance Scheme will be set up to advance loans to applicants, Bawumia stressed.

He added that the loans will be paid directly to landlords to cover rent advance payments.

Bawumis revealed that a seed money of GH¢100 million will be provided for the Scheme to take off in other for the young people to rent homes with ease.

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