Better Ghana Agenda A Big Joke – Nana Addo | Daily Guide Newspaper


The flag-bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has described the ruling National Democratic Congress government’s “Better Ghana Agenda” as a “spectacular failure”.

He said the agenda had been characterised by unfulfilled promises, inept leadership and corruption at the highest order, making it a mockery.

The NPP flag-bearer said Ghana could not afford to continue operating “an agrarian, raw material producing and exporting economy. It cannot generate the prosperity and the thousands of jobs that the economy demands.”

Nana Akufo-Addo, who was addressing some students of the University of Ghana as part of his tour of the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Accra, on Thursday, said, “Ghana has to make a deliberate, conscious effort to modernise and industrialise the economy and make it a value adding one.”

According to Nana Akufo-Addo, the NPP had tasked itself to pursuing the transformation of the economy which, he added, could not be done without a competitive workforce, an educated and dynamic population.

“That is the rationale for our educational policy because the rationale requires we guarantee access to all the youth of our nation to education.”

He stated that to achieve a dynamic workforce, “…we are going to do two things. First, we are going to amend the concept of basic education. Today, by law, our basic education ends at the level of Junior High School, so hundreds and thousands of young Ghanaians, when they finish JHS, believe they have had basic education and then move into life. What we are saying is that the new economy we want to build in Ghana, that is no longer enough. We are going to amend the Education Act to say that from kindergarten, you stay in school until the end of SHS/technical and vocational schools.”

According to Akufo-Addo, the only way access to education could be guaranteed was for the state to take the burden of supporting education up to the end of SHS. He added that the NPP had done the costing of the Free SHS policy and he was confident that Ghana could afford it.

The NPP flag-bearer stated that the very people doubting the feasibility of the Free SHS policy were the same who doubted the feasibility of the National Health Insurance Scheme among others.

He also added that the Free SHS policy was achievable if the country was able to reduce corruption and wanton waste in the financial management of the country.

He called on the students not to retain the “failed policies” and “failed personalities” in power as the country headed for the December 7 polls.

Rather, he said they should embrace the NPP’s social and economic transformational agenda it had spelt out in its manifesto.

via Better Ghana Agenda A Big Joke – Nana | Daily Guide Newspaper.

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