Free SHS: Millions of beneficiaries know Akufo-Addo started it – KON

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said millions of Ghanaians who have been impacted by the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme know that it was President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s initiative.

His comments follow claims by the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, that he started the Free SHS programme.

“We started the programme and the NPP came and continued it,” the former president said.

“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 at Tuobong, a community in the Tempane District of the Upper East Region as part of his campaign tour.

But in multiple tweets, Mr Oppong Nkrumah indicates: “The millions of Ghanaians impacted by the free shs program do not have short memories. They know it was envisioned and started by  @NAkufoAddo . They will speak on Dec 7.

He added: “As far back as 2008  @NAkufoAddo sold free shs as a game changer. He has been consistently consistent. In him we have a leader who sees beyond political convenience.”

“A President’s programs must lift up millions. I’m proud of what  @NAkufoAddo  has done with free shs to impact millions even including generations to come.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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