Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare, Deputy Minister of Finance, has affirmed that despite the current economic challenges, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo remains committed to upholding the Free Senior High School (Free SHS) Policy.
Speaking about the policy’s resilience in the face of economic difficulties, she emphasized its essential role in supporting vulnerable, impoverished, and disadvantaged individuals within Ghanaian society.
Mrs. Osei-Asare assured that President Nana Akufo-Addo will not terminate the policy; instead, he will exert all efforts to ensure its continuity due to the profound positive impact it is creating in the lives of young Ghanaians.
These affirmations were voiced during Mrs. Osei-Asare’s community engagement across 23 different areas within her constituency of Atiwa East.
A prominent member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and also representing the constituency in Parliament, she seized the opportunity to communicate these messages to her constituents.
While acknowledging the ongoing economic struggles, she attributed the difficulties faced by the country to the global repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs. Osei-Asare assured that the government remains actively engaged in addressing these economic challenges, emphasizing their dedication to improving the situation.
The four-day engagement initiative facilitated direct interaction between the MP and various constituents in locations such as Fremponso, Darkokrom, Nanapa, Accra village, Moseaso, Adasawaso, and Ehiawoanwu. During these interactions, she extended tangible support to the community.
This support included the distribution of agricultural chemicals and tools to cocoa farmers, provision of jerseys and footballs to the youth, and the installation of street lights to enhance community illumination.
In expressing her gratitude, Mrs. Osei-Asare acknowledged the steadfast support, prayers, and invaluable guidance offered by her constituents.
She attributed these contributions to the advancement and development of the constituency.