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Manasseh asks why Prez. Akufo-Addo couldn’t overseer the Free SHS without any corruption tag

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Manasseh asks why Prez. Akufo-Addo couldn’t overseer the Free SHS without any corruption tag

Former Multimedia investigative journalist, author and staunch political activist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has asked why the Akufo-Addo-led government couldn’t overseer the Free SHS without any corruption tag.

He furthered that those asking others to keep mute about supposed corrupt issues have no business to make such comments. Manasseh made this known in one his usual Facebook posts.

Manasseh opined;

Free SHS and Corruption

Free SHS was not what brought Akufo-Addo to power. He promised Free SHS in 2008 and lost. He promised Free SHS in 2012 and lost.

In 2016, he won mainly because Ghanaians were outraged about corruption. And what has he done about the fight against corruption which he promised? Not only has he taken corruption to an absurd level, but he has undermined anti-corruption agencies like the Auditor-General.

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But some people say he has brought about free SHS so we should not talk about corruption. Why not? The unbridled corruption of years of yore is what has impoverished so many people that they cannot afford decent livelihoods and pay the fees of their wards.

The interests and repayments of the misapplied and stolen billions we are borrowed are choking us. And people will attend the schools for free and go back to their parents’ single rooms to hustle for obvious reasons.

Whether we talk about it or not, corruption has consequences for everyone of us, including those who have insured their future generations against poverty by stealing and hoarding what belongs to all of us.

It is possible to have implemented free SHS without corruption.


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C. A. Asante is a teacher (Village Teacher) by profession who has reported on a number of elections in Ghana for Central Press Newspaper. He is known among his peers as a researcher and regular contributor in Education, Politics, etc. Follow : Instagram- @ chris_asante1...Facebook: CA Asante

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