Ransford Gyampo, the Political science lecturer at the University of Ghana has said that it would have been fair enough for the government to have reminded the citizens that they were going to pay for the freebies they enjoyed during the peak of the coronavirus that led to a lockdown in major cities in March last year.
Ransford Gyampo stated that reminding them of the fact that they’ll pay when things normalize, would have given them the opportunity to accept the offer or not.
To the lecturer, it is not fair to offer them freebies and then later ask them to pay for them without any prior notice.
There has been quite an outcry when it was announced that Ghanaians are going to pay taxes that will help recoup the money that was spent in providing them free water and electricity for the six months period.
Some people have labeled it as deception because they weren’t told they were going to pay back.
Some people have become skeptical about the famous Free Senior High School as they say any free thing this government offers seems to have strings attached to it and they are not quite sure they won’t be asked to pay for it later.
“When freebies are being offered to the poor, it is only fair that they are reminded that they will pay.
This helps them to decide to receive or reject.
Let beneficiaries receive such “Greek Gifts” with trepidation.
For nothing, including Free SHS is Free,” Ransford Gyampo said in a Facebook post.
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