President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has been lauded by the Chiefs of Bono Region for the numerous intervention programmes introduced by his government to help better the lives of Ghanaians.
The President is currently touring some communities as part of his two-day tour of the region.
He is expected to visit Sunyani, Wamfie and Dormaa Ahenkro to interact with members of the Bono Region House of Chiefs; inspect the Chiraa-Dormaa phase 2 road projects and also inspect the Sunyani Airport Rehabilitation Project which is set to be completed by the first quarter of 2020.
At a courtesy call on the Paramount Chiefs and Queen Mothers of the Bono Region, Nana Bofo Bene IV, who is the Dwenemhene spoke on behalf of Chief and people, commended President Akufo-Addo for his passion for education by the implementation of the Free Senior High School Policy, and the restoration of the teacher trainee and nursing trainee allowances.
“If no one will commend you for Free SHS, we, the people of Bono Region, will gladly do so. A child from a village like Boadwo has been admitted to study at St. James Seminary and Senior High School, as a result of your commitment to broadening access to education’’. “Those who claim Free SHS is not good have all been shamed”, he stated.
He said Ghana now has a record 1.2 million children, the highest enrollment of pupils in Senior High School in our history, benefiting from the policy from September 2019.
He therefore thanked the government for the restoration of nursing and teacher trainee allowances, which, he said, has relieved students of untold hardships in the course of their studies.