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Free SHS Is Killing Ghana’s Economy – Imani Africa’s Kofi Bentil

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Honorary Vice President of IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Kofi Bentil, has said the government’s flagship Free Senior High School (FSHS) programme is putting a strain on the economy of Ghana.

In a meeting with the vice-presidential candidate of the NDC, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Thursday, September 10, Mr Bentil, said though IMANI is not against Free SHS, it is not in support of the manner in which it has been implemented.

He said IMANI has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of education and has since the inception of the Free SHS idea made insightful contributions to the discussions. He said IMANI has been more concerned about how the implementation strategy than it is about the mere concept.

“When free SHS came up we were the only group that robustly advanced arguments against it and people misconstrue it to say we are against FSHS. We are for free basic education up to the senior high school however it is defined but a good idea does not implement itself. If you want free basic education reaching everybody, the construct, the structure and the container or arrangement you put it in will determine whether it will work or not and we thought what was done with FSHS was not the best and we are saying it now”, he explained.

Mr. Bentil said some people may have been satisfied with the implementation of the policy so far, but noted it is putting a huge financial burden on the national purse.

“People say well it’s been done, it was successful and you people were against it. We can’t engage everybody but the truth of the matter is that FSHS is killing this economy. When you finish the cost of FSHS, finish paying for emoluments, and interest payments there is nothing left and that’s exactly what we said.”

The FSHS was the flagship policy of the New Patriotic Party in the build up to the 2016 elections. The policy has received major comments on its implementation since government rolled it out. The double track system which was adopted to see the effective implementation of the program, has faced lots of challenges since its inception.

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Photo: Owusu Bempah Flaunts Luxury Apartment And Cars Days After Ibrahim Mahama Emptied His Account

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Embattled PRO for Ghana Gas, Ernest Owusu Bempah has flaunted his luxury apartment and car on social media days after his account was supposedly emptied by businessman, Ibrahim Mahama upon a court order.

The Court had ordered the National Investment Bank (NIB) to transfer the amount of GHS310,000 to the businessman. The court also ordered that in case the amount in the account is less than the awarded amount, the account must be emptied.

In compliance with the court order, MyNewsGh reported that the account was emptied due to the fact that the amount in that account was less than the awarded cost.

The report further indicated that the lawyers of Mr Mahama are exploring the possibility of emptying Mr Owusu Bempah’s momo account to defray the awarded cost.

However, days later, Mr Owusu Bempah has taken to social media to prove that he is far from broke as he flaunted his luxury apartment and vehicle shortly before he attended the funeral proceedings of the late former president Rawlings.

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Ayawaso, Korle Klottey Record Highest Covid-19 Cases – Ghana Health Service

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The Ayawaso and Korle Klottey municipalities are recording the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country, the Ghana Health Service have said.

Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye said “in January alone we have confirmed…646 new cases from seventeen districts and eight regions.”

He noted, “Korley Klottey, Ayawaso are the key areas where we are reporting the cases.”

“Ashanti has thirty-two new cases in eleven districts. The Eastern region has nineteen cases in two districts, Western has sixteen cases all in the Sekondi-Takoradi. Upper East has fourteen cases in Bolgatanga municipality. And Northern region has four cases from Tamale metro.”

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All 16 Regions Now Have Active Covid-19 Cases – Ghana Health Service

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The Ghana Health Service has disclosed that the Coronavirus pandemic has hit all 16 regions in the country.

Addressing the press, information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah noted that the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions are the biggest hotspots.

According to him, situation has changed since President Akufo-Addo said during his 22nd national address to the nation that 13 out of the 16 regions in the country had recorded positive cases.

Ghana Health Service says as many as 695 new cases were recorded on the January 21, increasing the active cases from 3,286 to 3,525 and total case count of 61,498.

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