By Juliet Korkor
Former President, John Dramani Mahama who doubles as the flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress in the 2020 general election has questioned the quality of education churned out of the free SHS policy.
According to him, the free SHS policy is not well structured hence Universities will be compelled to conduct entrance Examinations for students who apply for admission. He made this assertion on GBC’s Sunrise FM as part of his THANK YOU TOUR of the Eastern Region.
Mr. Mahama’s tour is to express his gratitude to Ghanaians for voting for his party in the December elections. He observed that the elections were successful since the party was able to gain more votes in the perceived stronghold regions of the rigning NPP by winning 75 thousand votes.
He however expressed disappointment in the manner with which the electoral commission conducted the elections which he claimed was in favor of the NPP. He therefore described the election as the worst of its kind since Ghana started practicing democracy. He outlined measures that the NDC has put in place to capture the 2024 elections.
Mr. Mahama also pointed out some of his achievements in the Eastern Region under his administration.
Addressing the Eastern Regional House of Chiefs later, the Former President lamented the failure of the current government to complete unfinished projects of the previous administration which he explained is causing financial loss to the State. Mr. Mahama attributed the increase in fuel prices in recent times, deterioration of the exchange rates and the high rate of unemployment among others to reasons behind the deplorable economic situation in the country.
On corruption, the Former President indicated that it cannot be entirely eliminated but it is prudent for the government to demonstrate its determination to reduce it. He assured the people of his readiness to work with the new Special Prosecutor in tackling corruption in the country. He also visited the muslim community at Koforidua Zongo and ended the tour with a closed door engagement with party executives and key stakeholders in the region.