The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Caucus in parliament has debunked some assertions made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Members of Ghana’s Parliament that they (NPP MPs) do not wish or mean well for Ghanaian tertiary students.
According the Deputy Majority Group leader and MP for Efutu Constituency in the Central region, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin, the majority group and for that matter, government of the NPP have no bad intention against the students in the country’s tertiary Education institutions.
Addressing the Parliamentary Press Corps at a press conference today, he explained that, the majority voted against the Private Member Motion laid before the House by the Bawku Central MP, Mr Mahama Ayariga because the motion lacks clarity specific, bias against private tertiary Education institutions as well as private tertiary students.
Mr Afenyo-Markin further indicated that, NPP government have all Ghanaians including those in the tertiary institutions at heart and would do everything possible to cushion every student in all tertiary institutions but at an appropriate time.
He maintained that government has made provisions for tertiary students to access loans without even a guarantor and many initiatives that would bring relief to students and parents and that, Ghanaians should exercise patience for government to get its ministers in place for an appropriate decisions to be taken.
Mr. Afenyo-Markin indicated that, the NDC minority were in a rush to come out but was not of any good intentions
He asked Ghanaians and students in the tertiary education institutions to exercise patience as government is readying itself to get its ministers in place to implement all the good initiatives and pro-poor policies of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo led government to bring relief to all in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We want to assure every Ghanaian student that the NPP through it majority MPs in parliament are and will work for the interests of Ghana and the citizenarary” the Deputy Majority Group leader opined.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH