Only NDC Has Authentic Plan For Universities; Sammy Gyamfi Exclaims.

Manifesto are important documents which come into essential use during elections. These documents inform electorates on what a particular political party wants to do when given the nod. It also gives political parties a roadmap on what to do when in office. As such, it is regarded as a political barometer.
In this regard, the two main political parties in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) released their manifestos.

On August 22, the NPP revealed its manifesto at the University of Cape Coast. The Flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, and his running mate, Dr. Bawumia promised to provide free WiFi for SHS and tertiary institutions, abolish the guarantor system for loans in tertiary, consolidate the free SHS programme and many more.

The NDC on the other hand, released its manifesto,Β “The People’s Manifesto”Β at the University of Professional Studies, Accra on 7th September.

The NDC’s John Mahama and Professor Jane Naana promised Ghanaians to provide free primary basic healthcare, abolish law on salvage vehicles, make “Okada” legal again, provide $10 billion for infrastructure, extend free education to private SHS and many more.

The National communications director of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi was interviewed on Joy News on their manifesto. On the question on 50% cut in fees in tertiary schools, Sammy Gyamfi explained that this will apply to only public universities.

“The 50% percent absorption by government is just for the 2020/2021 academic year. This is to mitigate the economic impact of covid-19 on parents.” he explained. He went on to add that, after that academic year, the NDC envisions that, the cost of tertiary education would increase but the NDC has a plan to cushion the high cost. “We will allow students to use just their admission letters to get students loans. This time, the loans will cost more than the usual 1600 Ghana cedis.”

What is your opinion on this? Can this promise be achieved? Is Sammy Gyamfi right with his analysis? Comment below:

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