March 3, 2016

Deputy Minister for Education in charge of Tertiary, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa says Ghanaians should be proud of having Mr. John Dramani Mahama as President of the land.

President Mahama, he noted, has always backed his words with action,  an example of which he said was demonstrated on the floor of Parliament last Thursday during the first gentleman of the land’s delivery of the  State of the Nation Address.

Interacting with Nana Aba Anamoah on GH ONE TV’s current affairs program, State of Affairs, Wednesday, Ablakwa said what fascinates him about the President is the manner in which he narrates real life situation to his audience.

For example, in the case of Apim Shulamite, he said this was a young lady who after completing Junior High School, gained admission to a boarding Senior High School but because of lack of funds, her parents couldn’t afford to pay school fees.

Apim Shulamite who was seated at the public gallery and introduced to the lawmakers during the President’s State of the Nation Address, according to Ablakwa, is now a beneficiary of the progressively free education policy being rolled out by the first gentleman of the land across the country.

“She leaves in the Ekumfi District. Because they had no day school, she couldn’t go to school and was selling waakye and working in a chop bar”.

“Apim Shulamite is now a student of the newly built Prof. J. E. Atta-Mills Community Day School and is now the Assistant School Prefect of the School”.

This, he noted, is an evidence-based State of the Nation Address delivered by President Mahama.