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Politics of Wednesday, 21 August 2019

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2020: Free SHS won’t give NDC victory – Otukonor

Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter Boamah Otukonor has observed the party can only win power on its merits despite lapses on implementation of the government’s flagship policy, free senior High School.

“Free education cannot win us election. Truth and vision will get us victory”, the NDC Executive observed when he spoke on a local radio station in Kumasi during a telephone interview monitored by

According to him, beneficiaries of free Senior High School (SHS) are mostly susceptible to malaria and teenage pregnancy but that is not a campaign massage for the NDC in the upcoming 2020 polls.

“That alone is enough and we are trying had to replace the incompetent Akufo-Addo government”, Peter Boamah Otokunor told host adding “students enjoying free SHS are being bitten by mosquitoes because there is no school building to sit in to learn”.

Former President John Dramani Mahama recently responded to his critics who say he will reverse the Free Senior High School (SHS) programme introduced by the Akufo-Addo government, insisting the policy is irreversible.

The flagbearer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said: “…The free SHS is here to stay”.

Speaking at the 27th Annual Residential Delegates Congress organised by the Ghana National Union of Technical University Students in Kumasi on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, Mr Mahama said the policy is underpinned and guaranteed by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and it cannot be overturned by any government.

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