BROADCAST JOURNALIST, PAUL ADOM-OTCHERE HAS HAILED PRESIDENT NANA AKUFO-ADDO DESCRIBING HIM AS A TRUSTWORTHY LEADER.
According to the host of ‘Good Evening Ghana’ on Metro TV, President Akufo-Addo has “against all odds” confidently implemented a lot of initiatives under his term.
“One thing I have to admire about Akufo-Addo is his confidence to establish the free SHS as a policy. That I admire about him and that I give him full marks for. I was hoping he would be able to do that and the fact that he was able to do that is a big plus for him, because this is something that other politicians could have done,” Paul Adom-Otchere said on Thursday’s edition of ‘Straight Talk’ on Class FM.
“The economy that Akufo-Addo inherited in 2017 was worse than the economy that was inherited in 2009 and 2012 . . . The governments of that day were not confident and bold enough to establish Free SHS.”
“Now, that is important because in the history of our country, the reason why Ghana became important to Africa apart from the great leadership of the Osagyefo was because education in Ghana was free and it was qualitative and so when a President comes and against all odds says ‘I want to establish it as a policy’ and puts his foot down to do it amidst all the difficulties that we are seeing; that’s a leader that you can trust,” he stressed.
President Akufo-Addo rolled out the Free SHS programme in the first year of his first term and about 1.2 million students have been enrolled into second-cycle institutions in the past three years.