A National Treasurer hopeful of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mary Posch-Oduro has dedicated her 60th Birthday Celebration to the Free SHS Policy which is a flagship programme under the able leadership of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo which coincidentally falls on today 12th September 2017 the same day the Free SHS is launched and rolled out.
Today marks another milestone in my life. I will first and foremost give thanks to the Almighty God for how far he has brought me. I will forever be faithful and thankful to him.
I wish to dedicate this special day to President Nana Addo’s Free SHS Policy which the doubting Thomases the NDC did not believe it could be possible. In fact, as a mother and a benefactor of many children, I really appreciate the financial and psychological challenges that parents go through to educate their children and wards. This policy just like the NHIS, LEAP and many other social interventions brought by the NPP previous government is a God sent programme and a blessing to all Ghanaians especially the poor and should be lauded rather than condemned. Those who are criticizing the Free SHS should rather think of ways to make it better. They should contribute positively to the on going discussions to ensuring we have a solid and sustainable policy. The NDC should know Ghanaians are wide awake now and therefore, the propaganda will not wash. When the previous NPP Government want to introduce the NHIS policy, the doubting Thomases said it could not be possible but the visionary NPP went ahead and implemented. Whilst in opposition, the NDC said they would introduce one-time premium for NHIS subcribers which meant all subscribers would only pay once for free healthcare under the NHIS programme. What we all saw was an almost collapsed NHIS under their 8 years mismanaged economy. As a country we need to grow above pettiness”. Mary Posch-Oduro asserted.
Mary Posch-Oduro also wants to celebrate and dedicate this special day with all mothers and children especially the needy and disabled in society.
Mary Posch-Oduro has been an active NPP member since it’s inception in 1993. She has contributed in diverse ways in the Party both home and abroad and many party faithfuls sees her bid as welcoming as she comes with rich and practical experience in Resources Mobilization and Allocation for party activities especially, electioneering campaigns.
Elliot Apreku Asante.