- John Dramani Mahama said in 2015, the Free-SHS was started by the NDC government
- Mahama said the Akufo-Addo-led government has poorly implemented the programme
- His comments have received interesting reactions from Ghanaians
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John Dramani Mahama, said in 2015, the Free Senior High School (Free-SHS) programme was started by the NDC government.
According to him, the current Akufo-Addo-led government poorly implemented the programme, which compelled them to adopt the double track system.
Speaking at a campaign tour of Tuobong, a community in the Tempane District of the Upper East, he said if he wins the 2020 elections he would double track system introduced by the NPP.
“We started the programme and the NPP came and continued it. Unfortunately the implementation has been very poor, and so it ended us in double track. I assure you my country men, that within one year, I will cancel the double track,” he said.
The pro-poor 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.
His comments have received interesting reactions and comments from Ghanaians who think he does not know what he is saying.
Below are some reactions;
Emmanuel said the man just wants to be president for presidency sake.
Samuel said Mahama thinks Ghanaians have short memories.
Russell said Mahama's quest for power is too high.
Sherry said John Mahama id not serious.
In other news, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama's campaign messages were full of lies and propaganda.
According to Nana Addo, Mahama is facing a challenge in trying to convince the people of Ghana with his campaign messages hence has resorted to fabrications.
He added that, one cannot go to the presidency of Ghana with lies and fabrications.
Akufo-Addo maintained that the lies from the NDC presidential candidate were borne out of one thing, and that is the fact that his campaign is failing to catch up with the electorate.
In a related development, veteran journalist Abdul Malik Kweku Baako said Mahama lied in claiming he started the free Senior High School policy.
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Source: Yen Newspaper