Election 2020

Election 2020

FACT-CHECK: Who started the Free SHS programme, NDC or NPP?

Despite describing the Free SHS policy as “Sakawa” or unrealistic in the lead-up to the 2012 elections, President Mahama announced two years later, plans by his government to implement a free secondary education system. However, in 2017 the NPP again launched a Free SHS programme which was different in scope and size.

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Election 2020

FACT-CHECK: 3 claims by Dr Bawumia at Gov’t Town Hall Meeting

Claims: 3 claims about fiscal deficit [2018, 2019] being below 5%, 8 financial institutions that started operations during NDC governments going bust and reducing/abolishing at least 15 separate taxes and levies

Source: Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Verdict: One claim false, two others true

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Election 2020

FACT-CHECK: 4 claims by John Mahama during Facebook live interaction

Claims: Four claims about the service sector being the largest sector and fastest growing, IMF warning Ghana is in danger of debt distress, transformed BOST from worst performing state-owned enterprise to best performing and banking sector crisis has led to almost 20,000 job losses

Source: Former President John Mahama

Verdict: One true, one mixture and two not eligible

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