Ghana Election 2020: The Vice President, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has told the people of the northern part of Ghana that, though, President Akufo-Addo is not a norther but he knows and understands their plights.
Mr. Bawumia has disclosed that the president reasons of implementing country wide anti-poor initiatives policies and programs is to tackle the poverty of Ghanaians,and make their lives better.
He said, the NPP realized that, poverty was a major problem for parents to take their wards to school. So President Akufo-Addo implemented the Free SHS to help the very poor of Ghanaians so that, their children can also have education.
Speaking to the people of Bimbila in the north, the Vice President said;
“1.2 million Students in Ghana are enjoying free education, feeding and books. President Akufo-Addo understands the plight of the north and that is how come we are the biggest beneficiaries of Free SHS. He has also introduced policies that will help us and lift is out of poverty. Our own brother Mahama said it was not possible but Akufo-Addo has done it
Even in his era chalk in school was a problem. We brought in Nana Akufo-Addo and there is a great difference in their performance of Nana Akufo-Addo and Mahama. He is creating jobs as we go on and the free SHS most important social intervention since independence.”
Again, Veep Bawumia said the motive of the flagship Free SHS is to provide equal opportunity for both rich and poor in the country, that every child can have education.
“We don’t want brilliant students to stay home and not enter the university. There is unprecedented development in Bimbilla within 4 years and he is number one on the ballot because God put him in number 1.” He said.