Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has once again questioned the credibility of flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), on the Free SHS policy introduced by the Akufo-Addo government in 2017.

Speaking in an interview on a Sunyani based radio station on Thursday, Dr Bawumia said former President John Mahama cannot be trusted with the policy since he fiercely criticised when in government.

He stressed that Mr Mahama’s promise to review the implementation of Free SHS lacks credibility since he did not believe in the realisation of the policy in the first place.

“Mahama said Free SHS is a hoax. He said it was 419 and he said it is impossible. But after President Akufo-Addo successfully implemented it for the benefit of Ghanaians, he is now going round telling Ghanaians that he will expand it to private schools if Ghanaians vote for him.

“How can you say you will expand Free SHS when you did not believe in it?” he quizzed.

The Vice President then urged the people of Sunyani and all citizens to ignore the inconsistencies of Mahama.

He noted that all must rally behind President Akufo-Addo, because he is the initiator of the Free SHS policy, hence, knows how best to implement it.

Dr Bawumia added that government has invested so much in infrastructure in the various schools in its quest to face out the double track system, which came about due to the overwhelming number of people who accessed the second cycle schools due to the Free SHS.

He said some schools are already set to end the double track system from the next academic year.

The first batch of the Free SHS policy, who enrolled in September 2017, successfully wrote their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in August 2020.