Free SHS & 15 other policies of govt to be reviewed in line with current economic conditions-Minister

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that all 16 flagship programs of the government including the Free Senior High School would be reviewed.

The Minister says these policies would be re-scoped and rescaled in line with the budget of the government.

He said the review comes at the express instructions of the President.

He told Accra based Citi Fm that the review form a part of some decisions taken at the 3-day crunch cabinet meeting, held at Peduase Lodge to proffer solutions to the economic hardships in the country.

“All the 16 flagship programs are up to be looked at. The President has directed that the flagship programs should be protected and fully implemented to ensure that the impact is achieved. However, he wants it done within the constraints of item number 2 which is the fiscal framework we are working with. If based on the caps that we are working with we will have to rescope a particular flagship program, we will do it and see how much we can achieve.”

“All the 16 are up for discussion, none is off-limit. Only that the President has laid down the red line that we will not compromise on the fiscal consolidation agenda because our real problem over the years has been a year-on-year deficit going out of hand.”


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