NO LAW CAN STOP FREE EDUCATION UNDER NPP RULE– OHENE
From Samuel Agbewode, Ho
A Former Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education during Former President Kuffour’s regime, Madam Elizabeth Ohene, says the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) claim to have established the Bolgatanga Polytechnic, Wa Polytechnic and the University of Mines and Technology (UMAT) is false.
Madam Ohene explained that it was during the eight year administration of the NPP that the government established these institutions at the time she was the Minister responsible for tertiary education. He has, therefore, urged the youth to be mindful of the lies being perpetrated by the ruling NDC government.
The former Minister, who was speaking at the launch of the NPP Volta region Youth Forum in Ho, reiterated her party’s resolve to make education free at the Senior High School (SHS).
She said people who did not believe that free education would be possible at the SHS level ought to regard it as a matter of choice, either to support it or not. “Even if there is a law restraining the free education policy, when the NPP led by Nana Addo is given the nod as the President, it would change such a law in the interest of the country,” she assured.
Ms Ohene noted that the NDC, under Prof. Atta Mills and John Mahama, have mismanaged the state resources such that state institutions lack basic logistics to operate.
According to her, Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) being enjoyed by workers under the NDC government was only a political gimmick, which should be ignored by the youth and workers alike, since they still struggle to survive under the so called fat salary regime.
A Leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh called on Ghanaians to reject the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the forthcoming general election, because retaining the NDC would be more detrimental to the development of the country.
He pointed out that the ruling government had failed Ghanaians in all aspect, as the government was deeply rooted in corruption.
According to him, the government engaged in propaganda to win the 2008 election and that should Ghanaians vote for the ruling party again, they would have endorsed corruption.
Dr. Prempeh noted that the people of the Volta region had continuously voted for the NDC, but anytime the party was in government, the people are always denied the needed development.
He stressed the need for the people in the region to reconsider their position to attract development to the region stressing that the NPP under the leadership of former President J.A Kufuor brought massive development to the region even though the people did not vote for the party.
He urged the voters to try the NPP by voting for Nana Akufo Addo and the Parliamentary Candidates, to ensure that development projects under previous NPP government were completed and more added.
Dr. Prempeh pointed out that the current buildings like the auditorium and major structures at the Ho Polytechnic and beautiful infrastructure in most Senior High Schools in the Ho Township and the Volta region were all provided by the previous NPP government, but shamefully the NDC is claiming to have provided them.
This, according to him, was a complete distortion of facts to win cheap political points for no work done, and described the few classrooms the government put up in some schools in the Volta region by the Atta Mills and John Mahama led government as “ice cream structures.”
Dr. Prempeh continued that the NDC failed to make life meaningful to Ghanaians in the area of construction, where many contractors have abandoned their work for non-payment and alleged that cheques issued by the government to some contractors bounced.
A Member of the NPP Communication Team and a Youth activist, Mr. Stephen Amoah said the NDC is currently depending on propaganda to survive as the ruling government had openly glorified propaganda.
Mr. Amoah urged the youth to constantly demand accountability from the NDC led government, which is mismanaging the economy.
The Volta Regional Chairman of the NPP, Mr. Kenwood Nuworsu expressed dissatisfaction with the activities of the media saying most of their reports about the development were not a true reflection of what was really on the ground.
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