President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that he will fulfill all the promises he made prior to the December 2016 general elections.
The president addressing a durbar of Chiefs and people at Busunya, in the Nkoranza North constituency, on day one of his 3-day tour of the Brong Ahafo Region said his political opponents describes his promises as “lies and impossibilities.”
“They told you that Free SHS was a lie. They said I could not restore teacher trainee and nursing trainee allowances. They said the revival of the National Health Insurance Scheme was also impossible.
“Nananom, right before your very eyes, and in the eyes of all Ghanaians, I am fulfilling these promises one after the other. Before the end of my tenure in office, I would have fulfilled all of the promises I made to you.”
The President touching on free Senior High Schools program as one of his government’s main flagship initiative said, by September 2019, it will cover all students in across the country.
“Free SHS is now a reality. In September this year, the Free SHS policy will cover new entrants, in addition to those who will then be in SHS 2. By September 2019, it will cover all students in Senior High Schools across the country. Teacher and nursing trainees are also receiving their allowances. We have also retired a large chunk of the NHIS debt left by my predecessor, and the NHIS is working.”
He also added that the agriculture sector will witness a tremendous growth under his tenure as president of the republic of Ghana.
“Last year 200,000 farmers, nationwide, were beneficiaries of the program. This year, we are increasing the scope to 500,000 farmers. By 2020, one million farmers will be beneficiaries.” The President said.
President is rest assured that with the fulfillment of his promises, “Ghanaians will know that I am an honest person who did not deceive them in order to win their votes in 2016.”
President Akufo-Addo has on Friday, May 18, began a nationwide tour which he started from the Brong Ahafo Region.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah.