Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged Ghanaians to ignore all the propaganda by the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
He said the NDC after realizing the widespread acceptance of the free SHS policy promised by the NPP, was trying to do everything possible to use negative propaganda to create a bad impression in the minds of the people.
The NPP Presidential candidate has assured Ghanaians of his commitment to implement the policy if voted into office in the upcoming polls.
Nana Akufo Addo said this when he addressed separate rallies at Asuogyaman, Lower Manya Krobo, Upper Manya Krobo, Okere and Suhum constituencies in the Eastern Region on Monday.
He said the free SHS promise was not a trick to win votes as the NDC was propagating, adding “I will not lie to Ghanaians; neither will I promise what I cannot fulfill.”
Nana Addo told the teeming crowd at each constituency that he would fulfill all the promises he had made to Ghanaians including the free SHS, creation of more jobs and strengthening of the Cedi when voted into power.
According to him, the NDC said it was impossible to implement the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) but the NPP was able to do it during Former President Kufour’s era.
“It is now time for every child to have free basic and SHS education and not in 20 years as the NDC are saying” Nana Akufo-Addo maintained.
Nana Akufo-Addo accused the NDC of lacking a credible policy for the educational sector and thus resorting to passing the NPP’s free SHS policy as their own in the rural areas.
He reiterated his commitment to make Ghana a better place when voted into power in the December 7 polls.
He said even though Ghana abounds in natural resources, majority of Ghanaians continued to wallow in abject poverty.
Nana Akufo Addo therefore appealed to the electorate to vote massively for the NPP to take over from the ruling NDC.
He said the NPP government led by former President Kufour introduced a lot of social interventions such as the National Health Insurance Scheme, Capitation Grant, School Feeding Programme and Livelihood against Poverty.
Nana Akufo Addo said the NDC government had failed to fulfill the campaign promises made to the electorate in 2008, including the one term health insurance premium and urged the electorate not to make a mistake to renew the mandate of the party.
The NPP presidential candidate urged the security agencies to conduct themselves professionally before during and after the polls in order to make it peaceful. GNA