General News of Mon, 20 Feb 201713
To conceive of touching the Heritage Fund is a crime - Kabila
James Kwabena Bomfeh, also called Kabila, has warned the government not to dip its hands in the Heritage Fund to facilitate their free SHS programme.
Kabila noted that it's a crime for any person to even conceive of touching the Heritage Fund, let alone use it to finance the policy.
He sought to remind the government about the legal establishment of the Fund, saying "whether it’s a motive or opinion, whether misconstrued or not; Heritage Fund was established by law. Until we change that law, to conceive of it is a crime. Yes, to conceive of entering it."
Kabila however expressed optimism over the free Senior High School initiative by the current administration.
According to him, he has faith in the project because the implementation of the programme will help improve the education sector of the economy.
He also dismissed controversies over the funding of the free SHS policy, stating emphatically that the "funding is doable".
Kabila further urged the government not to isolate Senior High Schools only to benefit from the free education programme but focus holistically on the entire education sector.