Spokesperson of the Vice President Dr Gideon Boako has laughed off claims by former President John Dramani Mahama for claiming to have started the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
He is of the view that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer may soon claim to have carried the cross of Jesus if care is not taken.
Reacting to the former President’s claim recently on Accra-based Okay Fm, he observed that the comments of the statesman has made him a laughing stock among Ghanaians who know and understand the genesis of the flagship programme
“Some of the utterances of Mr Mahama is worrisome. Have you seen how Ghanaians are mocking him on social media for saying that he started the Free Senior High School Policy? Mahama will very soon say that he carried the cross of Jesus for him because he did everything,” he said.
Explaining how the NDC objected to the policy, he said “In fact NDC MP for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga went to the Supreme Court to stop President Akufo-Addo from implementing the Free SHS Policy. The NDC shouldn’t push us to remind Ghanaians what they did to stop the implementation of the Free SHS policy . . . Ghanaians have not forgotten; NDC sponsored Mahama Ayariga to go to the Supreme Court to stop President Akufo-Addo that he cannot implement the Free SHS policy”.
It would be recalled that the former President was quoted to have said his administration started the policy which has been continued by the current government which is poorly executing what it was bequeathed.
“We started the programme and the NPP came and continued it. Unfortunately, the implementation has been very poor, and so it ended up in the double track. I assure you, my countrymen, that within one year, I will cancel the double track,” He said.
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