Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has reacted to the last minute promise made by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the elections on December 7.
The NDC has promised to absorb full fees of 2021 tertiary students if the party wins this year’s elections to form the next government.
This announcement was contained in a press statement issued by the National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo on Tuesday December 1.
“The National Democratic Congress (NDC), announces that it has accepted for incorporation in the Peoples’ Manifesto, the recommendation of the Education Policy Group of the party that the next NDC government absorbs the full school fees of Ghanaian students who will be admitted to tertiary institutions in the 2020/2021 academic year,” the statement said.
It added “This policy is an enhancement of our commitment in the People’s Manifesto to absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year through the “KYEMUPE” policy, which will now apply to only continuing students in tertiary institutions in the country.
“The Flagbearer of the Party, H.E John Dramani Mahama will in due course, throw more light on this enhanced package for Ghanaian students who be admitted to tertiary institutions next year dubbed, “FA NINYINAA”.”
But in a tweet reacting to this news, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said “How does a candidate who wants to be taken seriously announce 6 days to an election that he intends to amend his manifesto? Consistent inconsistency!!”
How does a candidate who wants to be taken seriously announce 6 days to an election that he intends to amend his manifesto? Consistent inconsistency!!
— Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (@konkrumah) December 1, 2020
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana