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Election 2024: Mahama accuses Akufo-Addo's gov't of using free tablet distribution to buy votes


John Dramani Mahama

1 months ago
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the government's decision to provide free tablets to senior high school students across the country is purely political and an attempt to “buy votes” ahead of the December 7 general election.

John Dramani Mahama claimed the Akufo-Addo government is just being strategic with the distribution of tablets after neglecting educational projects nationwide. 

“You bring a new curriculum, the children have no textbooks in basic school for the last four years and you think giving pre-tertiary students tablets is more important. Of course, everybody knows the political expediency.

“The pre-tertiary students are going to register in May because some of them will be turning 18 years and above, some are 18 already and they are going to be the ones voting. So this is a gift to entice them to vote for the current government.

“Otherwise, if you are using GH¢1.3 billion to give pre-tertiary students laptops, our priority would have been different. Other things are begging for funding in our educational system than those laptops. But it is a bribe for them to vote for this government.” He said during a special public lecture at the Wisconsin International University College in Accra.

source: Theannouncergh.com