Education and Health Care Sector to Be Improved- SONA
The State of the Nations Address (SONA) has laid down stringent measures to curb any social canker affecting the Free SHS Policy and the Health Care Sector.
Speaking at Parliament, President Nana Akuffo- Addo stated in the State of the Nations Address that in improving the free SHS policy, every schools’ curricula will be reformed to deal with the weakness in our education system.
He further added that, the government will lay greater emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (S.T.E.M), reading, history, technical and vocational skills. “a look at the national budget would tell you we are spending a lot of money on education”, he said
He reiterated that, it is in his view as a President to make sure that the reform of our schools’ curricula instills in our youth respect for the traditional values of discipline, fellow- feeling, hard work, honesty, integrity, and patriotism, without which no healthy, social development can occur.
Closing his remark on education, he said the country needs educated and skilled workforce to be able to work the modern economy being created and said the Free SHS is a start towards this goal and that the policy has come to stay.
Moving on to the health sector, The President said emphatically that his government dare not compromise on the health of the population.
“we have cleared a real part of the debts and arrears that were choking the National Health Insurance Scheme and this has led to the revival of the NHIS, and the renewal of respect for the NHIS card. The health needs of our people are being better served”, President Nana Akuffo- Addo reassured Ghanaians.
However, concerned citizens complained about the NHIS which is not accepted in some government and most private hospitals and suggested that it should be critically analysed if indeed the government aims at improving the health sector of the country.