The Minister for Inner-Cities and Zongo Development, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has said the Free SHS policy by Nana Akufo-Addo government has empowered and reduced poverty in the Zongo communities.
“People in the Zongo’s appreciate the good work that this government has done in our various communities since we came into office, the Free Education has really cut poverty down, and we are most grateful,” Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid told Kwame Tutu on Anopa Nkomo on Accra-based Kingdom FM 107.7
“We also know that the government has revived the National Health Insurance and we are enjoying it again. And we are also building Astro turfs in various Zongo’s to ensure we develop various football talents to help the nation.”
It’s less financial burden providing equity and equality for children from all walks of life to access schools that seem to be for rich homes.
He believes the Free SHS policy has been one of the efficient ways to find an antidote to a high rate of unemployment.
According to him, apart from making senior high school education accessible to several thousand more Ghanaian children in the Zongo Communities, the Free SHS policy also has financial benefits for parents.
With Free SHS policy, children from deprived schools are schooling in these top class schools across the country, a policy we should be proud of and embrace it fully.