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Free SHS: Successive governments must continue – Bishop Kofi Assan

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The Presiding Bishop of Mount Moriah Redeem Ministry, Bishop Samuel Kofi Assan, has called on politicians to factor into their plans the smooth continuation of the free Senior High School policy introduced by the Akufo-Addo government. According to him this would show that they mean well for Ghanaians.

The Bishop who was speaking in an interview with after s consecration service to promote him from the status of a Prophet to a Bishop at the Gomoa Eshiem Branch of the church in the Gomoa West District in the Central Region.

He congratulated President Nana Akufo-Addo for introducing the Free Senior High School policy saying “it is a sign of having the interest of the people at heart”.

He marked Akufo-Addo government 80% on governance and commitment to the implementation of the free Senior High School policy, including efforts to sustain the policy even though the policy is still struggling to survive.

“I will mark him (Akufo-Addo) 80 percent out of 100 due to his good job, the Free Senior High School policy has pave way for many Ghanaian children to get administration into Senior High School in just two years in his government and he deserves our commendations,” he stated.

He said the President upon assuming office has started the implementation of other policies including Planting for Food and Jobs, Planting for Export and Rural Development, One District One Factory, introduction of the Nation Builders Corp among other policies are some interventions that if sustained by successive governments will go a long way to transform the livelihood of the ordinary people in our country.

He lamented how the nation has wasted millions of Cedis on projects only to be abandoned by politicians in the name of politics,

“We are not developed after gaining independence some 60 years ago because of the selfishness of successive governments for not prioritizing and completing the projects initiated by their predecessors,” he explained.

He classified such acts as causing financial loss to the state because the monies invested in those projects are huge and even the project if completed could go a long way to reduce the infrastructure deficit of the country.

Bishop Samuel Assan also called on drivers to be more vigilant when driving during the impending yuletide.

“Drivers must desist from over speeding, over loading, over taking as we are heading towards Christmas. We can prevent accident through carefulness, we passengers should talk to drivers when they are going wrong to prevent road accidents” he advised.

He called on government to protect media practitioners from brutalities by people claiming to be in authority since the media is the mouthpiece of the country in disseminating information. He also acknowledged anf lauded President Akugo-Addo’s decision to build a National Cathedral for the nation.

Source: William Dei-Gyau

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