“It’s a shame NPP MP’s voted against the suspension of tertiary fees” – John Dumelo
Actor, Politician and farmer John Dumelo says it is a shame that the New Patriotic Party’s Members of Parliament voted against the Suspension of tertiary fees.
The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Hon. Mahama Ayariga earlier moved a motion in the Parliament of Ghana to suspended the fees of tertiary institutions due to Covid-19.
According to Mr. Mahama Ayariga, President Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo must suspend the fees for tertiary institutions because Covid-19 has negatively impacted the finances of parents.
However, the NPP Member of Parliament voted against the motion moved by Mr. Mahama Ayariga to the tertiary fees to be suspended.
Reacting to the NPP MPs vote against the motion, the NDC’s 2020 Parliamentary candidate said that it’s a shame for them to have voted against the motion.
In a tweet, John Dumelo also said that the Covid-19 pandemic has negatively affected businesses and many families are finding it difficult to pay their children’s school fees.
The actor also concluded that some students would have to defer their semester because their parents will not be able to pay their fees.
In a tweet, John Dumelo said;
“It’s a shame NPP Mp’s voted against the suspension of tertiary fees. Covid has affected many business negatively hence the inability for families to afford fees for their wards. Students risk deferring this semester.”
As usual, some persons have been Commenting on Mr. John Dumelo’s Statement.
A technical assistant at the office of the President, Mr. Samuel Bryan Buabeng in a comment said “You’re quick to write about stuffs you lack basic knowledge on. This is not your bottom up approach! Stay woke!!”
A tweep, @mrdan_am also in his comment said “This is a good idea but it’s not the time. You know well the country is running the free shs policy which of course is taking a lot of money. Yet, sentimentally you want the government to suspend tertiary fees for both public and private to which will drain the country more?”
@manuel_maaria said “as much as i agree with you. This will take a toll on the public purse. Unwanted budget. Free SHS is already doing its thing.
Then your party faithfuls will come back to say the government hasn’t done anything.”
SOURCE : Talkingdrum.com.gh