Free SHS And 15 Other Flagship Programs Working Smoothly - Information Minister

The implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy among other 15 flagship programs by the Akufo-Addo led government according to the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is working smoothly nationwide.

According to him, cabinet is pleased with the progress of the 16 flagship programs which are being executed despite the fiscal challenges of the country.

In the Minister’s Press Briefing at Peduase in the Eastern Region, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah insisted that, “the administration’s Free SHS program which is designed to ensure that every Ghanaian child, regardless of family wealth, place of birth or gender benefits from basic education to the senior high school level is working smoothly nationwide”.

He again mentioned that President Akufo-Addo has instructed that no resource should be spared in ensuring that the 1.2 million Ghanaian children benefit fully and are prepared to contribute significantly to Ghana’s future growth.

He further mentioned that the Planting for Food and Jobs program has also been largely successful in translating into increased food production with its attendant reduction in food inflation which has contributed to the reduction in general inflation.

He, however, revealed the plan of President Akufo-Addo to deal strongly with saboteurs in the business of Planting for Food and Jobs by smuggling inputs like fertilizer to other neighboring countries.

“IPEP programs were noted to be progressing nationwide. Mr. President has also been keen to whip the responsible agencies to speed up the completion of projects for the benefit of the people. As commencement certificates have already been issued and contractors gradually getting on-site, the whip is out to speed up work for the benefit of the people,” he stated.

He insisted that flagship programs of the Akufo-Addo government are also to be completed; adding that this will require the completion of their funding and more rigor in the work of the MDAs responsible for them and thus, Mr. President has been very clear to Ministers that he will not take any slippages on delivery of those programs.