Free SHS: Permit parents to pay fees if they are able to — Presby Moderator to government

During his speech at the 22nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, which was held in Abetifi in the Eastern Region, he argued that the government should permit parents who can afford to pay to do so for their wards.

“The Presbyterian Church of Ghana is adamant that the state should cover part of these expenses for parents who can afford to do so. There are many parents who can afford to pay for their children’s education, “explained Professor Yeboah.

He has urged the government to take into account extending the Nation Builders Corp (NaBCo) initiative, which will end on September 1, 2022, after four years of operation, as it searches for a long-term solution to the nation’s youth unemployment problem.

He remarked, “It appears that the program’s sustainability is being impacted by the lack of funding. Due to the high rate of unemployment in the nation, we implore the government to continue the program even as significant efforts are made to address the socio-economic and security issues caused by youth unemployment in the nation.

We request that any arrears and allowances owed to the beneficiaries be paid in order to assist them get better.

The initial planned duration of NaBCo was three years, however it was later extended for an additional year.

The program was designed to attract 100,000 recent grads.

Despite the government’s claims that it invested over GH2.2 billion on the initiative, some of the corps complained that the government had not paid their allowances.

However, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta stated that after conducting the program for four years to benefit over 100,000 young graduates, NaBCo will come to an end at the end of August in his presentation of the mid-year budget review in Parliament on Monday, July 25, 2022.

“I want to urge Ghanaians to support the President and his administration.

Things are difficult right now, but we have a strategy and the motivation to carry it out, says Ken Ofori-Atta.

To continue moving forward as a unified country, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged members of the Assembly to “pray for Ghana’s peace and togetherness.”

He added, “I also requested the prayers and support of the Church, as well as the support of every Ghanaian, to enable me and my government to successfully carry out its duty.

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