Comment: Why NPP's Free SHS Concept will Fly!
Feature Article of Saturday, 27 October 2012, Columnist: Damptey, Daniel Danquah
Author: Nana Akyea Mensah, The Odikro.
Date: 2012-10-27 11:46:08
Comment to: Akufo Addo looks Ghanaians in the eye and says
OFFICE OF THE ODIKRO
a companion of the black star!
Why NPP's Free SHS Concept will Fly!
It is one thing standing on a political platform and saying what you like, and quite another thing being interviewed by a seasoned journalist on the nitty-grity of one's political manifesto. Ghanaians had the first and the last opportunity to scrutinize the campaign promise from a political campaigner who began his campaign with the promise that he is not going to give any campaign promises.
I have already pointed out from the way Akufo-Addo's Free SHS was exposed as a lot of hot air from the sewage, during a BBC interview, which provided the first in-depth discussion on the subject.
Akufo-Addo, who started by confessing the costing was yet to be done, quickly turned 180 degrees and declared that he had already done the costing! This is a flip-flopping liar!
Just read the following portion of the interview:
Transcript of BBC's HARDtalk, by the Odikro: Nana Akufo Addo 05 March, 2012 from the 19.59th minute to 20.33:
PRESENTER: The greatest indictment, frankly, of your government, is the way in which you squandered money and left this huge hole in the budget deficit and I think you would now acknowledge that that was a profound problem the last time your party was in power?
NANA AKUFO-ADDO: No, I don't believe... I don't believe... I think that... No, I don't accept this proposition at all.
PRESENTER: I think what the Ghanaian people, it seems to me, from reading a lot of stuff from the Ghanaian press, want to know is, where exactly is the money going to come from next time around if you are in power, for some of the very extravagant promises you've made? You for example have offered free secondary schooling for all Ghanaians. A promise you say you would absolutely deliver in your four years in power?
NANA AKUFO-ADDO: Absolutely! Absolutely! Absolutely.
PRESENTER: So have you costed it? How much will it cost?
NANA AKUFO-ADDO: The costing... the costing... is being... is being done. I mean very very soon will be in the position.
PRESENTER: No, you must have costed it! You can't make a promise like that without costing it?
NANA AKUFO-ADDO: No, no, no, very, very soon we are going to be...
PRESENTER: How much?
NANA AKUFO-ADDO: Very, very soon, we are going to be... put it together. I prefer..." See: On Education, Is Akufo-Addo Doing A 419? Part One - ModernGhana.com /www.modernghana.com/news/384819/1/on-education-is-akufo-addo-doing-a-419-part-one.html Up till now we are yet to hear an exact figure from the NPP! They have not figured it out, as per the correction recently posted by the Danquah Institute!
To be continued...