Akufo-Addo won’t cancel Free SHS – Deputy Finance Minister reassures Ghanaians


A Deputy Minister of Finance, Mrs Abena Osei-Asare says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will not cancel the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) Policy despite the current economic difficulties.

“The Free SHS Policy is helping the Ghanaian vulnerable, poor and needy. President Nana Addo will not cancel it but rather do everything possible to sustain the policy, because of the great impact it is making in the lives of Ghanaian youth,” she said.

Mrs Osei-Asare, also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Atiwa East in the Eastern Region made the statement during a community engagement in 28 areas in her Constituency.

She attributed the country’s economic crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also affected other countries.

“I understand the economic challenges we are facing now, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and I want to assure everyone that the government is on its toes to make things better,” she said.

The six-day engagement enabled the MP to interact with some constituents in Fremponso, Darkokrom, Nanapa, Accra village, Moseaso, Adasawaso and Ehiawoanwu.

The rest are Ankaase, Anyinam, and Enyiresi, among others.

She also distributed agrochemicals and cutlasses to some cocoa farmers, jerseys and footballs to the youth and streetlights to brighten the respective communities.

Mrs Osei-Asare thanked the constituents for their steadfast support, prayers, and valuable advice that had helped in the development of the constituency.


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