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‘We’ll Abolish Double Track And Improve Free SHS’ – Prof. Opoku-Agyemang Assures

The Running Mate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has assured that the NDC’s promises to Ghanaians are well calculated and achievable.

The former Education Minister stated that the NDC’s flag bearer, H.E John Mahama, and the party had a fair appreciation of the challenges confronting the country and planned towards finding lasting solution to them when voted into power in January 2021.

Whatever our flag bearer says is what we will do,” Prof. Opoku-Agyemang reassured in her speech after she was officially introduced to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, at Fadama Wednesday afternoon by H. E John Mahama.

According to her, the promises of the NDC to Ghanaians were thoroughly examined and “not promises that we cannot fulfil,” stressing that the largest opposition party was poised to place Ghana on a path that will bring about development.

Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang and H.E John Mahama at her official outdooring at UPSA

She also pledged the NDC would improve on the various policies the previous regime had implemented to ensure the national cake was shared equally regardless of one’s religion, political affilliation and ethnicity.

“We intend to improve education…It’s about investing in people…People who don’t wait for others to tell them what they can do or what they cannot do,” she added.

In his speech, the National Chief Imam welcomed Professor Opoku-Agyemang and advised politicians to be peaceful.

“Lets not allow politics to divide the country, so Allah can increase the favours on the country,” Sheikh Sharubutu urged “May Allah ward any evil off as the country goes to the polls.”

Ready To Serve

Earlier, Mr Mahama introduced Professor Opoku-Agyemang to the leadership of the Christian Council in Accra – her first public engagement with the Christian Council following her announcement as Running Mate.

At the ceremony, the former president touted the achievements of Professor Opoku-Agyemang, describing her as a “God-fearing” and “results-oriented person” ready to serve Ghanaians very well when voted to power.

“If you listened to her [Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s] maiden address, you will find that she has a remarkable appreciation of our struggles as a nation and what it would take for us to attain the highest pedestal of human and physical development that we are capable of as a country,” Mr Mahama stated.

Eulogising his Running Mate, he also noted that her performance as a Minister for Education in the erstwhile NDC government was exceptional and called for the Christian Community leaders to support her.

“Under her stewardship, teacher absenteeism reduced drastically from 27% to 7%. It was no surprise that for four consecutive years, Ghana took first position in the WASSCE Exams, a position we have lost since we left government,” Mahama added.

 

By Henryson Okrah|Myxyzonline.com

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