I launched Free SHS in 2015 – Mahama
The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says the Free Senior High School (Free-SHS) programme used to be began by using the NDC authorities in 2015.
He stated the present day authorities poorly applied the programme, which compelled them to undertake the double-track gadget and that he would abolish it when voted into power.
“We began the software and the NPP got here and persisted it. Unfortunately, the implementation has been very poor, and so it ended us on the double track. I guarantee you, my countrymen, that inside one year, I will cancel the double track,” Mr. Mahama confused at Tuobong, a neighborhood in the Tempane District of the Upper East Region.
Mr. Mahama is on a three-day marketing campaign tour of the Region to impress votes in the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
He stated when voted again into government: “All the Community Day Schools we had been building, 200 of them, we are going to end them so that all the adolescents can get colleges to attend.
“With the Community Day Schools we are building, we are going to add dormitory blocks for ladies and boys so that these who don’t come from the neighborhood the place the faculty is sited if they pick out that college and they are posted there, they will be capable to get a respectable vicinity to stay and learn.”
On unlawful mining popularly referred to as “galamsey,” Mr. Mahama said, “If we deal with the trouble of galamsey properly, we can create one million jobs for younger humans in this economy, and so NDC is going to come out with a new graph for small scale mining.”
He defined that the NDC would map out all Districts the place gold mining took place, and in all these Districts, “We are going to set up what we name a Gold Board. We are going to take younger human beings from the University of Mines and Technology who understand how mining must be done.
“They are going to come and work with you the small scale miners and exhibit you how to do the mining safely and probably. Let me inform you something, if you are digging a pit to mine gold, you want to take the soil samples and check and see what form of soil it is. Some soil effortlessly carves in. Other soils are firmer.
“They will exhibit you how to put guide so that the pit does no longer carve in and bury you underground. That is the work they have been skilled to do. They will come and work with you and exhibit you how to do it safely so that we don’t lose any life,” the NDC’s Flagbearer said.
He stated after they had completed mining, they would be taught through the graduates how to cowl the pits and put the topsoil again on and plant timber on it to reclaim the land, “We are going to enter into a new generation of small scale mining, and we are going to do it properly.”
Mr. Mahama stated all miners who had their excavators, concessions, and gear seized, would be gathered and given lower back to the owners, including that there have been plenty of potentials for gold mining in the northern sector.
“We are going to discover all these areas and make certain that we open large scale mines that can rent as many of our college students