NPP has no documented policy on free SHS—Terlabi

Mr TerlabiMember of Parliament (MP) for the Lower Manya Constituency in the Eastern Region, Ebenezer Okletey Terlabi, has expressed worry regarding the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP’s) free Senior High School [SHS] even though he describes the policy as an excellent one to the state.

“How can we organise such a national programme without any documented policy to strengthen its effectiveness on which all other governments after this must comply with to keep the process in action,” he lamented.

According to the MP, the NPP wants to fulfill this particular promise at all cost to prevent them being referred to their campaign promises in the future.

Mr Terlabi pointed out that looking at the current stage of the process clearly shows there was no policy documented to forever guide the direction and implementation of the programme.

“Can a programme come to stay when it has no by-laws per the constitution of this land? This is a question to President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and his government.

“A lot of people have criticised the National Democratic Congress [NDC] of being against free SHS, which is false rather, all we are asking the NPP is not to haphazardly introduce the system, but must also produce a written document which will bind it forever,” Mr Terlabi noted.

He cautioned that as a developing country we must not serve our nation based on our political gains because our income generated has a lot of responsibilities. –

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