NDC would not abolish the free SHS policy – Mahama

former president John Mahama

Former President John Mahama has debunked claims that a National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration will abolish the Free SHS policy if given the mandate to govern.

He said contrary to reports, the NDC is against not the policy and has no intentions to scrap it.

Mr Mahama said what he disagrees with and finds completely unacceptable is the double track system.

“I know the benefits of education to the fortunes of development and so NDC would provide the necessary infrastructure to accommodate all students at once.”

The former President said his party started the free SHS programme with day students and was working gradually to provide the required infrastructure to accommodate the students and could therefore not kick against it.

He was addressing members of the NDC in Koforidua as part of his five-day tour of the Eastern Region to woo delegates to their upcoming presidential primaries to give their votes to him.

Mr Mahama warned that the double track arrangement under the free SHS could destroy the quality of the country’s education.

He told the gathering to ignore what he said were unfounded allegations that he owned a hotel in Dubai and had other huge investments abroad.

Again, he said his government never issued the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Menzgold, Nana Appiah Mensah with a diplomatic passport.

He equally discounted claims that his wife has any investments in the troubled gold trading company.

Mr Mahama who is in the race for the NDC presidential ticket with four others asked the delegates to vote for him. 

He said he would bring victory to the party in 2020 and that Ghanaians “have regretted” the mistake of voting in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He pledged to work with everybody including his other contestants if elected by the delegates.

“Whoever emerges the winner, we should all support him to wrestle power from the NPP,” he said.

GNA

Publish on Apt

Do you have any Social, informational, educational or entertaining stuff that should be featured on www.aptnewsghana.com?

Please submit your stories, pictures, and videos to us via WhatsApp: +233548388489 or click on the icon on your screen. Alternatively, email us: aptnewsghana@gmail.com

RSS APO Group – Africa-Newsroom: latest news releases related to Africa

  • African Union to Launch the African Single Electricity Market (AfSEM) December 2, 2020
    Download logoAs the Second Ordinary Session of the Sub-Committee on Energy of the African Union Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism (STC-TTIIET) take its second day, African Energy Ministers gathered to discuss the implementation status of the Action Plan adopted by the STC-TTIIET held in April 2019 in Cairo, […]
  • Communiqué on H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission's two day working visit to the Republic of South Africa December 2, 2020
    Download logoThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, concluded a two day working visit to the Republic of South Africa today. The Chairperson was received by President Cyril Ramaphosa, and current Chair of the African Union, where the two leaders held extensive consultations on a wide range of issues. During their meeting, […]
  • Coronavirus - Malawi: COVID-19 Daily Information Update (1st December 2020) December 2, 2020
    New cases: 0 Total confirmed cases: 6028 Total active cases: 34 Total recovered: 5465 (10 New) Lost to follow-up: 102 Outcome under investigation: 242 Total number of tests conducted: 74032 (22 New) Total Death: 185 (0 New) Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health and Population, Republic of Malawi.Media filesDownload logo
  • Rugby: The General Assembly of the Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) Elected New Conflict and Resolution Committee December 2, 2020
    The Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (http://www.RwandaRugby.com/) members met in the General Assembly and elected Conflict and Resolution Committee to replace the one who have completed 5 years term. According to RRF Constitution the members re-elected Abizeyimana Thadee as President of the committee, Nsanzimana Ignace as Vice President and Ibemaso Ernestine as secretary. The RRF members […]
  • Lionesses Graduate from Isuzu East Africa (EA) Life Skills Program December 2, 2020
    Kenya Lionesses squad members graduated on Wednesday 2 December 2020 from the first phase of a two-year life skills training program supported by Isuzu East Africa’s CSR Program. Twenty nine members of the team went through a non-resident training program on development of business skills, entrepreneurship, sports professionals courses, technical skills training as well as […]
  • Ecobank Group wins Awards from EMEA Finance, The Banker and Global Finance December 2, 2020
    Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank (https://www.Ecobank.com/), has won awards from EMEA Finance, The Banker and Global Finance. Ecobank’s awards in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2020 includes the pan-African award for Financial Inclusion, and ‘Best Bank’ in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Mali. The Banker’s Bank of the […]
  • COVID-19 drives wages down, new International Labour Organization (ILO) report finds December 2, 2020
    Download logoA new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has found that monthly wages fell or grew more slowly in the first six months of 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, in two-thirds of countries for which official data was available, and that the crisis is likely to inflict massive downward pressure […]
  • Coronavirus - South Africa: MEC Anroux Marais on suspension of summer initiation season due to Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic December 2, 2020
    Download logoWith the resurgence of positive COVID-19 cases in the province, Western Cape Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, officially confirms that the sacred practice of initiation has been suspended in the province until further notice as per the Cabinet decision taken yesterday, 1 December 2020.  As gazetted by the Department of Co-operative […]
  • Coronavirus - South Africa: COVID-19 statistics in South Africa (01 December 2020) December 2, 2020
    Positive cases identified: 792299 Total recoveries: 732531 Total deaths: 21644 New cases: 2295Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa, Department of Health.Media filesDownload logo
  • Brown, Tanfield and Vinjebo sign-on for Team Qhubeka ASSOS December 2, 2020
    Team Qhubeka ASSOS is excited to announce that Connor Brown, Harry Tanfield and Emil Vinjebo will all join our WorldTour team in 2021. Brown, who was born in Cape Town and holds dual South African and New Zealand citizenship, takes the step up from our hugely successful Continental team where he has spent the last […]
About Editor 606 Articles
Joe Bright Nyarko Journalist/Communication Researcher. Environment & Sustainability Advocate. Managing Editor of aptnewsghana.com, a non-profit news portal with bias towards environment and sustainability issues, rural development policies and gender & inequality.