During the IPP manifesto launch, founder and leader of the party, Kofi Akpaloo revealed that unemployed youth as well as persons below the age of 18 will receive GHC600 and GHC1,200respectively under his government when voted into power.
The Independent People’s Party has come to stay, and with many plans and objectives on ground for Ghana and its citizens. For some who do not know, the IPP manifesto which contains a detailed description of what it tends to achieve, has been launched prior to the November elections.
During the IPP manifesto launch, founder and leader of the party, Kofi Akpaloo revealed that unemployed youth as well as persons below the age of 18 will receive GHC600 and GHC1,200 under his government when voted into power.
Kofi Akpaloo noted that the project will begin in the second quarter of his first year in office when elected. Shedding light on the plan, Mr Akpaloo explained that the system will employ the use of social security numbers as well as an address system as a means to checkmate the process.
He explained that monies will be sent monthly to the recipients through the Post service, as his government intends to revive the country’s postal services. He also said that the money for the monthly payment will be generated through taxes and social security contributions.
On education, the IPP flagbearer further said that in order to reduce the number of school dropouts in the country, the Junior High School (JHS) and the Senior High School (SHS) phases of education will be merged. Analysing the current system, he said that children mostly graduate from JHS around the age of 14 and sometimes they are not able to pass to go to SHS. He continued that this will lead to their searching for other means to get busy including hawking on the streets.
This of course leads to many giving up entirely on education – which is what he IPP government intends to stop according to their leader. Mr Akpaloo said that his government will “merge the JHS and the SHS to become one school…so that when you finish class 6, you go to SHS 1, SHS 2, SHS 3, SHS 4, SHS 5 and SHS 6, so that every child will finish SHS.”
Furthermore, Akpaloo said that the IPP plans on moving Ghana’s capital from Accra to another region – somewhere between Brong Ahafo and Northern Regions. The party’s flagbearer assured that a period of 5 years would be enough for his government to achieve that. He also made reference to other African countries who have achieved the same thing. He pointed out that Nigeria moved its capital from Lagos to Abuja, and also that Togo and Cote d’Ivoire have been able to do the same thing.