General News of Wednesday, 14 August 2019
The spokesperson of former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawa-Mogtari says the implementation of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration will not keep President Akufo-Addo in power. In a reaction to comments made by President Akufo-Addo when he addressed staff and students of the Bolgatanga SHS, Madam Bawa-Mogtari said the President should rather concentrate on fulfilling his many promises.
“This policy has come to stay. I know that there are people in this country who don’t want this policy, who have been campaigning against this policy and they are dreaming that they are going to come back to power to cancel the policy,” President Akufo-Addo said.
“I want them to know, that the people of Ghana are not going to subscribe to those dreams. They are not coming back to power and the Free Senior High School Policy has come to stay in our country”.
However, Madam Bawa-Mogtari says many of the things that President Akufo-Addo promised have not materialized and Free SHS won’t be his trump card in the 2020 Presidential Elections.
“So, you are working on Free SHS to the detriment of health, to the detriment of good roads, to the detriment of good drinking water, above all we still have the double-track system which the former administration led by President Mahama worked very, very hard to remove,” she said in an interview on Joy FM.
“Many things will keep a government in power and I believe that many of the things that they promised have not materialized. But, if the President thinks that he can fly on the wings of Free SHS to ensure that his opponents never come back to power then I believe he is deceiving himself”.