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Free Secondary education not feasible in Ghana now – MCE

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The Municipal Chief Executive for Mfantseman, Mr Henry Kweku Hayfron, has said the country cannot afford to make secondary education free as touted by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party(NPP).

He said free secondary education was not feasible and any attempt to implement it would mean destroying the education system.

Addressing the 21st Anniversary Celebration of the United Faith Tabernacle Church at Ankaful near Saltpond, Mr Hayfron said Senior High School students are fed three times a day and that the economy could not support free secondary education.

Mr Hayfron cautioned politicians who had be telling  fishermen that they would be made to do fishing with lights when they come to power to stop.

He said the government had banned the use of light for fishing to protect the fingerlings from being caught together with the old ones.

“We must stop doing politics with the fishing industry. It is better we think about the nation’s future than thinking about only today,” Mr Hayfron said.

Mr Aquinas Tawiah Quansah, a Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, said the nation would not progress if the citizens were polarised on party lines and appealed to Ghanaians not to allow partisan politics to disintegrate the nation.

Mr Quansah, who is also Member of Parliament for Mfantseman West, cautioned Christians against doing politics in the Church.

“Put your part colours at the entrance of the Church and put on the colour of Jesus before you enter the Church,” he said.

He urged people who are beating the war drums to stop it because God had already anointed the winner of the 2012 presidential election.

Mr Quansah advised Ghanaians who had attained the ages of 18 and above to register when the voters register re-opens.

Source: GNA

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3 comments

  1. what is this man saying, he, small minds t6hinking small, how is free education up to sss not possible? didn’t kuffour find ways to implement free education to JSH as well as school feeding programme? what is he saying, if government is serious about an intiative it will find the resources, its called priority budgeting.

  2. If not now, when? Joke leaders who lack political will. It must be rolled out in stages.

  3. He needs to check the Barbados Model. Free health care, free bus fare, free lunch and free uniforms grant.