The paramount chief of Mankessim in the Central Region, Nana Amanfo Edu VI, is impressing upon Government and Parliament to consider using of the Heritage Fund for the Free Senior High School policy.
He explained during a durbar in honour of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo who is on a 4 day tour of the central region that the Heritage Fund should be used to educate the present generation of Ghanaian students, who represent the nation’s future.
“The future generation are these same children we are seeing today with the placards thanking the President for his Free SHS policy. When they are forty, fifty or sixty years old, they would be like us. So, if we are keeping these monies for them for their use in the future, and they are not educated now, how would they then make good use of these monies?” Nana Amanfo Edu VI quizzed.
He, thus, urged the executive, the legislature, civil society groups and all stakeholders in the education sector to “examine the possibility of using the Heritage Fund to construct schools and improve infrastructure so as to be able to properly educate the very generation the money is being kept for.”
Nana Amanfo Edu VI was full of praise for President Akufo-Addo for his fortitude and vision for a transformed Ghana and urged him to continue to work at improving the lot of the generality of Ghanaian people.