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[N] Akyem Asuom: Ursula Named Nkosuohemaa
[N] Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah


[N] E/R: Driver, 19, Jailed 8 Years For Kidnapping And Defiling Girl, 13
[N] Special Prosecutor could wait till 2019 if parliament misses 2017 passage
[N] Petroleum Revenue Mgt. Act breached for 7-yrs running – PIAC
[N] CEDTAG Strike action leaves colleges of education deserted
[N] Nduom is not presidential material -Maurice Ampaw
[N] Police blame Kasoa violent attacks on under-staffing


[N] GMA indicts gov't for failing to employ medical doctors
[N] Ministers are not allowed to use sirens; Police order immediate removal
[N] Stay focused and deal with your controversies – Nana Addo to Zoomlion Boss
[N] We will face criminals boot for boots with ‘Father Xmas’ Operation -Ken Yeboah
[N] Step aside – Group to NDC Chairmen
[N] School Feeding Coordinators Trade Insults Over Naabu & Otiko
[N] Major Mahama bill passed


[N] Free SHS: Ablakwa Donates Furniture to Schools
[N] Girls with excessive make ups may have ovary tumour – doctor
[N] Visitors pay GHc2 to see prisoners
[N] Consider our request to contest 2020 polls -NDC Chairmen to Mahama
[N] Colleges of Education still closed as talks over arrears fail  
[N] Economic policies paying off - Prez
[N] Cancer disfigures head of 2-year old, sticks mother with ¢12,000 bill
[N] There is corruption in police service- COP Ken Yeboah
[N] 3 arrested in Kumasi for robbing, raping victims


[N] Help Gov’t to achieve its revenue targets -Nana Addo to GHAPOHA
[N] NPA to close down 35 more high-risk LPG stations nationwide
[N] Uber adds Paid Wait Time; additional features for driver-partners
[N] ‘Bawumia is only confident, he knows nothing’- Minority
[N] A/R: Queen mothers grateful to 1st lady for KATH mother & baby unit
[N] If our bond was issued at 20% it would have been oversubscribed- Kwarteng hits b
[N] Tiger Eye F’dation Partners Klarity To Fight Corruption
[N] AG’s application against Indian businessman dismissed again


[N] Bawumia behaving like a ‘heartless’ serial caller – Ofosu Kwakye
[B] 2018 budget to improve domestic revenue collection
[N] 24,377 cattle, 225 owners registered in Kwahu
[N] New agency inaugurated to boost revenue collection in oil and gas sector
[B] New Drivers’ License to be launched today
[N] Tell the true African stories through your writings – Nana Addo to PAWA
[B] Investor uncertainty, others impacted energy bond  


[N] Sack Freddie Blay for defending Ayisi Boateng – Alhaji Sani
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[ 2017-11-20 ]

Funding for Free SHS not a problem -Assibey Yeboah
Funding for government’s flagship education
programme – Free SHS – is not a big deal as all
necessary steps have been taken to ensure the
sustainability of the policy, a member of the
government’s economic management team has

The implementation of Free SHS has been
overwhelmed by claims of insufficient funding,
inadequate infrastructure to accommodate students,
delays in releases of funds, and food delays by
the Buffer stock company.

The Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary
Schools (CHASS), has cautioned that Senior High
Schools in the country risk closure if government
fails to immediately release subsidies which have
been in arrears for three terms.

However,  Speaking to Ultimate News at the
Sidelines of 2018 post Budget Workshop for Members
of Parliament which ended Monday in Koforidua, Dr.
Mark Assibey Yeboah, the Member of Parliament for
New Juaben South constituency, who is also a
member of the Economic Management team of
government said, funding for the programme is not
 a problem for government considering the budget
allocation and commitment of the President.

“GHC1.3billion is allocated to the Free SHS
Programme if we didn’t have Free SHS this GHC1.3
billion would have been free money for you. So as
for funding, it is not a problem but as we go
along, the budget allocation to Free SHS is going
to grow. So if we have moved from GHc400 million
to GHC1.3 billion this year, maybe by next we will
reach about GHC3 billion,” he said.

He added that: “The budgetary allocation to
Ministry of Education alone without Free SHS is
about GHC8billion so you add Free SHS then it
means education alone has taken the huge chunk. So
as for funding it, it is not a problem, it is
government’s priority programme, the President is
committed to it so we are going full speed

Dr.Mark Assibey Yeboah also explained that the
Voluntary Fund created for the programme is to
channel scholarship programmes and other
institutional and individual funding of Education
programmes into a common fund.

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