Track records are the main determining factors that will probably determine the
winner of the 2020 December elections. The two greatest rivals in this election, the NPP and the NDC, have began to enlist their achievements in terms of so many things; infrastructure, economy, and so many other things. In terms of infrastructure, the fact has been established that the NDC did so well. They built hospitals, schools, and interchanges among so many other things. The NPP has some factories and schools to their names also. But the NDC constantly criticize the NPP for not building infrastructures. They prioritise the building of schools even perhaps over the provision of free SHS, which has created a double track school system.
Speaking on Badwam morning talk show on Adom TV on Wednesday, 14th October 2020, the minister for information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah made it absolutely clear that the NDC has built schools alright. But he laments the kind of schools they are trying to compete the NPP with. Schools that cannot be inhabited by students all because it is located in a bush or forest not even close to settlements. If you have realised, about a half of the Mahama E-blocks were built in deserted places. Now, which student will want to go to school in such a deserted area or a forest area. So inasmuch as they built schools, their schools serve no purpose. What then is the purpose of building if it won’t serve its purpose.
This seems a really true point. The honourable gave one clear example of a place he himself had seen. A school building in a forest and the next town was some minutes drive away. Why would a student or even a parent wish to send his ward to a school in a forest? So despite their buildings, people still couldn’t access schools. That is what free SHS has solved. It has given them a free chance to go to school without a fee since the new school buildings by the NDC are not accessible. This is turning out to be interesting. He could be right.