Furore over Government’s decision to use Heritage Fund to finance free education

| Updated Apr 02, 2017 at 11:00am



The Member of Parliament for Ketu South, Fiifi Kwetey, has spoken against plans by government to finance the free SHS education policy with the Heritage Fund.

Speaking to Radio Ghana, Mr Kwetey said Government should rather look for other sustainable ways to fund the policy.

Meanwhile, the Head of Policy at the African Center for Energy Policy, ACEP, Dr Ishmeal Ackah, also disagreed with government plans to use the Heritage Fund to finance the free Education Policy.

He said government should rather use the oil revenue for that purpose.

In a related development, an Investment Consultant and a member of the NPP Communication team, Stephen Amoah, says the government's decision to fund the free SHS programme with part of the Heritage Fund, is timely and a step in the right direction.

He said using the heritage fund for the programme cannot hamper its sustenance since revenue from other avenues can be used to support the free SHS programme when the need arises.