A member of the communications team of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawrence Kwesi Botchway Jnr, has commended the exceptional leadership and enduring impact of the contribution of Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the former Minister of Education and the current Minister of Energy, to the national development effort.
More particularly, he has been cited for his instrumental role in averting an electricity crisis in the country. In an interview, he described Dr. Opoku Prempeh as the “architect of Ghana’s energy success”, saying “his impressive accomplishments in the energy sector have left an indelible mark on the nation’s history in terms of propelling the nation towards a brighter and more sustainable economy.”
“We must laud the Minister’s dedication and effectiveness in keeping the lights on and the nation running. NAPO’s timely and effective response showcased his mastery of the energy landscape, ensuring uninterrupted power supply till now and even during the challenging COVID-19 epoch. Unlike the past era of ‘dumsor’, Ghana experienced stability and reliability in its power infrastructure, a testament to Dr. Opoku Prempeh’s strategic leadership in the energy sector,” he stated
Drawing attention to the monumental advancements in education, he emphasised the transformative impact of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy championed by Dr. Opoku Prempeh and President Akufo-Addo.
Citing relevant statistics, he claimed that the enrollment rate had skyrocketed from a modest 6,000 students in 2016 to an astonishing 1.2 million students today. The staggering growth, he asserted, is not just a result of political maneuvering, but a testament to the visionary leadership of President Akufo-Addo.
He, therefore, emphasised the monumental impact of the Free SHS policy in bridging the gap between privileged and disadvantaged students. He praised President Akufo-Addo’s visionary leadership in making education accessible to all, regardless of their background.
“President Akufo-Addo’s legacy is a generational gift to Ghana. The once insurmountable financial barriers that restricted educational opportunities have been eliminated by the Free SHS policy. Regardless of their economic background, both rich and poor students now sit side by side in institutions like Adisadel College, receiving education that was once a privilege of the few,” he noted