General News of Sunday, 14 October 2012
Source: Kojo Frimpong
The 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Akufo-Addo, has sent a strong message to President John Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congres, to make the matter of educating the Ghanaian populace a priority and stop what he calls "an attempt by he and his party to push education to the background as though it was not an important matter."
The NPP leader, who is currently in the Brong Ahafo region, on his “hope restoration tour” also wondered why President Mahama, "a man who benefited from free education will be saying today that free education is not possible."
He charged, "if the president has become who he is today because of free education, why must he, today ,be standing in the way of that same policy that will allow all Ghanaian children to also have access to free quality education and become like him in future?"
Nana Addo continued, "Until recently, the NDC kept describing my policy of providing free quality education to all as unrealistic and impossible. Later they shifted their position to saying it can only be possible in twenty years.”
He asked the people whether they could wait till 2032 for education to be made free, to which they all responded with a very loud "no".
The NPP flagbearer maintained that leadership is about choices and he has decided to invest in the future of the youth, adding that "the NDC government is too busy with corruption and making fraudulent payments to themselves and their cronies and that is why they are describing my free education policy as unrealistic."
He said, "if they come to tell you that there is no money to make education free, hoot at them and ask them how they got money to pay all the fraudulent judgement debts, including what they paid to Woyome."
Nana Akufo-Addo made these known when he addressed residents of the Jaman South and North constituencies, Friday and Saturday respectively, as part of his 'hope restoration tour' of the Brong Ahafo region.
Nana Akufo-Addo's tour of both constituencies took him to communities such as Zezera, Mmeremano, Atuna, Doduaso, Drobo, Seketia, Suma, Jamera, Sampa, Duadaso and Goka.