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Promise Check: Teacher Trainee Allowance Restored. Is the NPP government on track?

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In 2017, then-candidate Akufo-Addo and his party, the New Patriotic Party, promised, among others, to restore Teacher and Nursing trainee allowances if Ghanaians give him the opportunity to lead the nation.

The allowances were canceled by the previous administration, citing challenges with the economy.

At a colorful ceremony on Friday, March 23, 2018, to mark the official launch of the restoration of the allowance, the leadership of TTAG presented a plaque to the President to express their appreciation in concrete terms. More details of the plaque here.

"This is another promise fulfilled. We have also restored Nursing trainee allowances, as promised. We promised to reduce electricity tariffs, and we have done it. In the face of all the economic challenges, we still went ahead and introduced free senior high school education. We have had one year and three months of fulfilled promises. - Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia President Akufo-Addo in 2017 highlighted some of the perceived failings of the Mahama administration and also then outlined the key policies he intended to do notwithstanding financial constraints. Among the government key interventions, he outlined were the Free Senior High School policy, the restoration of teacher trainee allowances and restoration of nurse trainee allowances among others. It was highly debated that failure of the Mahama government to heed to the cry of the teacher trainees accounted for the heavy defeat of the NDC in the 2016 general elections. The NPP is however optimistic of capturing power again in 2020 if it is able to fulfill the numerous promises it made during the 2015/2016 campaign season.

Is the NPP government on track in the fulfillment of their promises? Source:

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