The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has promised to make technical and vocational education free at the tertiary level should he be voted into power come December 7.
John Mahama who was addressing some Chiefs at Battor in the Volta Region said the bedrock of the country’s development is based on already skilled citizens to help build the nation.
According to him, beneficiaries of the policy when implemented will be complete the tertiary evel self employed, therefore, curbing the high rate of unemployment in the country.
He also indicated that the initiative will produce qualified professionals to assist Ghana rectify the infrastructural s deficit.
“It is not the Secondary school grammar kind of education that will help us, what has made countries like Germany great is that most of their people are technical, vocationally trained,” he stressed.
Mr Mahama further accused government of using all manner of strategies to suppress a lot of eligible registrants because they want to remain in power.
According to the former President, Ghanaians will not sit down for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) to use any foul means to remain in power.
He insisted the NPP has failed to honour their campaign promises and deserve to be kicked out of office, thus their alleged machinations to suppress voters who sympathise with the opposition.
“And so all other means by hook or crook must be used to suppress votes of people they perceive to support their opponent in order that they can win an election. It won’t happen.
“The people of Ghana have lived through these four years and they’ve experienced the hardship, they’ve experienced the broken promises and so whatever you do, whatever voter suppression you try to undertake, whatever fraud, whatever rigging, the people of Ghana will not allow it. And we will not allow it,” he said.