‘Free SHS Will Not Be Affected By Our IMF Move’ – Nana Addo Assures Ghanaians

The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians that Free SHS will not be ending soon.

This comes after many suggested that the policy together with some other policies will end now that the government has gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

According to the president, Free SHS as well as the other policies are not negotiable so its cancellation will not be discussed during their meeting with representatives of the IMF.

He made this known in a recent interview on UAR Radio in Bolgatanga and in his submission, he said;

“So, all our minds are going in the same direction, and I’m very, very confident that these programmes especially the FreeSHS, FreeTVET programme will emerge from the programme with the Fund intact.

I think there is something that a lot of people are forgetting. When we came into office, we were into an IMF programme in 2017. In fact, before we exited the IMF, Free SHS was introduced in the September of my first term in office, a whole nine months of my coming under an IMF Programme. So, it is already been accommodated within the thinking of the Fund programme for Ghana.

It is (Free SHS) not as if it is something that we had to wait to exit the programme before we brought it. We brought it at the time we were and under an IMF Programme, and I will find it very illogical for us to have a programme we started under an IMF programme and because we are going to have a new one sacrifice it. That doesn’t make sense, and it will not happen.”


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