The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Germany branch is calling on Ghanaians to ignore any deliberately plotted Propaganda by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) meant to give the Akufo-Addo and government a bad name ahead of the 2024 elections.
The group has condemned and lamented over several propaganda stories published and circulated by the opposition against the Free SHS policy.
NPP Germany, particularly made a reference to one of those plots where it was reported that FREE SHS students are now using toilets as dormitories.
In a press release signed by its Communications Director, Nana Osei Boateng, they refuted the allegations in relation to the matter, pointing out that there are no toilets serving as bedrooms in senior high schools.
“This FREE SHS policy has been of great benefit to the suffering Ghanaian, market women, lower income earners and to young folks who otherwise would have been left to the trials of the street,” the group stated.
According to NPP Germany, the NDC’s stock and trade is nothing short of deceit and lies.
Below is the full press statement:
NO STUDENT SLEEPS ON TOILET. THE NDC TACTICS WILL NOT WORK
The NDC has been on a serious expedition for falsehood and untruth stories still geared toward destroying the reputation of the worldwide-hailed Free SHS policy of the Nana Akufo Addo administration.
Several propaganda stories have been published and circulated by the opposition against the Free SHS policy.
A policy that has been of great benefit to the suffering Ghanaian, market women, lower income earners and to young folks who otherwise would have been left to the trials of the street.
It is partly true that the NDC benefits from the majority of Ghanaians being illiterates and therefore wouldn’t want the masses to be educated hence their continuous attempt to bring down our education system.
Not long ago, NDC stalwarts such as Clement Apak, Sammi Gyamfi and his communications team have descended so low to tarnish the image of Ghana National Secondary School in Tamale of the Northern Region to have allocated toilet facilities as bed rooms for students.
They continued to peddle this falsehood and the news came to many families as a very disturbing situation.
The entire country once again were made to believe that SHS and Free SHS is causing our students to sleep on toilet facilities and therefore it is a distraction to our education system.
John Mahama, the former President and aspiring presidential candidate of the NDC for the sake of political expediency and parochial interest also carried this news at his back and began selling this story on his campaign tours only for the world to find out it is untrue. Of course a desperate man can do many things, wicked and selfish and still wouldn’t back down.
• The said facility is an uncompleted project which students use as a box room when they are on vacations. It has never been used as a toilet.
• The school, GHANASCO has recently benefited from Ghana’s schools infrastructure development program and received new boarding facilities yet again the NDC failed to see these.
•Haruna Iddrisu, MP for the area has gone to the school to check for himself and debunked the lies told by John Mahama and his evil-minded expeditors
• John Mahama jumped on the story to win political points for his failed campaign to once again grab and abuse power.
Ghanaians will still hold Free SHS dear to their hearts despite the current and temporary economic challenges. The NPP is on course to deliver the country from our current challenges.
God Bless Ghana, the Npp and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Nana Osei Boateng
NPP Germany Branch