General News of Mon, 4 Dec 201745
Akufo-Addo must behave like an elected President – John Jinapor
NDC Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is playing the role of a serial caller than a president in his style of communication.
Mr. Jinapor, who finds the president’s mode of communication as “unfortunate”, noted that “he [Nana Addo] must be advised to behave like a president”.
The former deputy Minister for Power in the Mahama-led government's comment comes after the president responded to remarks from some National Democratic Congress MPs that his flagship free Senior High School policy will collapse in five years, saying it will be "sustained."
Former President John Mahama, who’s set to run for president again, has questioned the full implementation of the program when the constitution says it should be done progressively.
In addition, some NDC communicators and MPs have predicted the collapse of the program.
However, President Akufo-Addo on Saturday said "free SHS is here to stay," adding that the NDC has a record of scrapping pro-poor policies.
“I know, and I am sure I am not the only one who has heard, the people who are mounting political platforms, speaking on television and radio, and putting up posts on social media, hoping and praying for this policy to collapse,” he said at the 60th Anniversary Celebrations of the Kumasi Academy, in Kumasi.
He continued, “We know those who have a record for scrapping pro-poor policies – nursing and teacher trainees will bear testimony. I wish to assure them that Free SHS will be sustained, that Free SHS is here to stay. The overwhelming majority of Ghanaians support the choice that I have made in implementing Free SHS”.
Speaking on Neat FM’s morning show dubbed ‘Ghana Montie’, Mr. John Jinapor said “The President is rushing with his policies. He should be diplomatic in his choice of words and comport himself as a president. He should talk like an elected president. He [President Nana Addo] should move away from his political campaign time and act like a president. The NDC has no intention of collapsing any policies”.