Free SHS problems: Amissah Arthur ready to offer help

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By Maxwell Okamafo Addo

Former Vice-President, Mr Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has criticized the NPP government’s handling of the economy so far.

According to him, the NPP government  could have done much better in one year and that  Ghanaians are hoping that they (NPP) puts in much effort  to resolve problems  confronting the country in the coming years .

The former Vice president  was speaking to the media on Christmas Day at Ho in the Volta Region after making  some donations to children on admission at the Ho Regional and Municipal Hospitals with his wife, Matilda Amissah –Arthur.

 Mr Amissah Arthur said most of programmes being implemented by the NPP government “are without the full conceptualization of the appreciation of the cost involved.”

He explained that some of the projects should have been “costed, agreed and implemented from day one” instead of modeling our way through without any concrete plan .

Mr Amissah -Arthur cited the free SHS example, saying  the current challenges would have been avoided  if  proper planning  had been done . He added that, he “could chip in and help” if he had his own way.  

He said more consultations with people who have expertise and more definition of exactly what it is that they want to do.

The former Vice president also called for some clarity on the things they want to achieve since it  (Free SHS) is being done haphazardly.

He further stated that every parent wants to provide the best education for their children.  “It’s a very important subject for parents who  are a bit confused” he stated.

The couple was accompanied by the NDC MP for the Area Benjamin Kpodo. They visited the various wards to interact with the patients on admission and wished them well.

They presented boxes of fruit juice, biscuits and bags of rice to the children and staff of the hospital.

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