"Yaw Osafo Maafo was thinking out loud in Heritage Fund comment" - Akomea

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has maintained no absolute decision has been taken to use the Heritage Fund to finance the free senior high school (SHS) programme.

NPP Director of Communications, Nana Akomea said comments by Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo about the likelihood of government using the reserved Fund was a suggestion.

"This were words of the Senior Minister thinking aloud," he said on Joy FM/MultiTV's news analysis programme Newsfile Saturday.

Mr Maafo had told Joy News, government would champion a review of the the Heritage Fund component in the Petroleum Management Act (Act 815) in order to fund its flagship policy. 

Nana Akomea said the Senior Minister was expressing his thoughts on the subject and not communicating government decision.

"The Finance Minister had clarified the situation...we are all waiting legally for the funding sources," he said.