President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished Ghanaians not to buy-in to the vile propaganda and political machinations of his political opponents to discredit his policies and programmes.
He pointed out that no amount of political spinning and falsehood would derail his unwavering commitment to implement innovative policy initiatives to improve the living conditions of the people.
Giving specific examples, the President said "from the onset of my pledge to roll-off the free education policy, some unbelievers cast doubts on my ability to make it happen"
They said "he can't do it, it not possible, it is a ploy to win votes but by the grace of God, it is working for all."
Addressing a durbar of the Chiefs and people of Apam as part of his four-day tour to the Central region, the President assured that he was well focused to deliver on his mandate.
The President acknowledged the challenges associated with the free education policy and the double track system but assured that government was equal to the task.
At best, the double track system would temporally address the infrastructure challenges facing the implementation of the free SHS as a temporal intervention until the needed infrastructure was put in place.
He said government’s plan to implement that system was to ensure that no youth was left behind, adding that, about 180,000 students were most likely to be left behind if they do not get admissions into schools in September, when the academic calendar begins.