Politics Thu, 15 Aug 2019

Free SHS giving ex-President Mahama 'sleepless nights' - Buabeng Asamoah

It appears the ruling party, New Patriotic Party (NPP) can now evaluate its political rival's sleep patterns.

Communications Director for NPP, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah is of a firm belief that former President John Dramani Mahama is experiencing 'sleepless nights'.

This is so, he says, because the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy was not rolled-out during his tenure.

His comment comes on the heels of comments by a high-ranking official of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the policy will definitely not ensure Akufo-Addo's continuous stay in office beyond his first term.

Spokesperson for former president Mahama, Joyce Bawa-Mogtari, is quoted to have said that the implementation of the free SHS policy by the NPP administration will not keep President Akufo-Addo in power, but that the President should rather concentrate on fulfilling his many promises.

She was reacting to remarks earlier made by President Akufo-Addo when he addressed staff and students of the Bolgatanga SHS.

" . . 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," Nana Addo said.

Buabeng Asamoah, who was contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM's morning show 'Kokrokoo' Wednesday, said: "he (Mahama) doesn’t have a message on free SHS . . . one thing worrying John Mahama, something which is giving him sleepless nights is the fact that he couldn’t implement free SHS policy under his tenure. Even E-blocks he couldn’t complete . . . and these are the people who want Ghanaians to vote for them again".
Source: peacefmonline.com
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