Mahama Promises To Fix Problems With Free SHS And NHIS If Elected President

Mahama Promises To Fix Problems With Free SHS And NHIS If Elected President

  • John Mahama has promised to fix the challenges with the free SHS and NHIS if he is elected as president in the 2024 elections
  • The former president and NDC flagbearer hopeful said the current administration has destroyed the flagship education and health policies with its poor implementation and corruption
  • The man tipped as the most likely NDC flagbearer for the 2024 polls made the comments in Kongo in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region as part of his campaign tour

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The man tipped to win the upcoming presidential primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said he will fix the anomalies with the two key policies under the current administration if he gets the nod to become president.

Former president John Dramani Mahama said during a campaign tour that he will repair the problems with the Free SHS and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) if elected again as president of Ghana in the 2024 elections.

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“We are going to repair the free SHS and make it better such that when school reopens, all the children will go together and when school vacates, the children will vacate together," he promised.
John Mahama has promised to fix the challenges with the Free SHS.
Free SHS students in class (L) and John Mahama shaking the hand of an NDC supporter during a campaign event. Source: Facebook/@JDMahama, @freeshseducationghana
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Free SHS has affected quality of education

Addressing a large number of NDC supporters and executives at Kongo in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, Mahama said because of the poor implementation of the Free SHS policy, the quality of education has been affected negatively.

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He said the policy would be reviewed under his leadership.

“Free SHS is not working properly. Parents are not getting the benefits they are supposed to get," he stressed.

Mahama tells health minister to resign over NHIS challenges

Ghana's immediate past president also repeated his call to the health minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu to resign due to what he says is the collapse of the NHIS.

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"The NDC is coming to make it better,” he said.

Per Mahama's assessment, the flagship national health policy has completely been destroyed under the current Nana Akufo-Addo-led administration.

"The minister himself said there is no benefit to the NHIL card and that, when he goes to the hospital, he pays cash. That is why I said he should resign," Mahama said.
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NDC stands a strong chance of winning 2024 elections - EIU

Meanwhile, has reported in a separate story that the opposition NDC has been tipped in a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to win the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

This means that the possibility of former president John Mahama returning as president in 2024 is most likely since he is the favourite to win the party's presidential primaries hands down on May 13.

But the EIU report released on Friday, April 28, 2023, admonished the NDC to select a new presidential candidate like Dr Kwabena Duffuor to firm up its chances of winning the polls.

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