Friday, 19 July

Mahama calls for change and renewal as he marks 150 days to elections

Politics
Mr. Mahama contrasted his platform with that of the incumbent government, which he criticised for its alleged failings.

As the countdown to Ghana’s December 7, 2024, presidential and parliamentary elections reaches the 150-day mark, John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has issued a passionate appeal for change.

In a press statement released on Wednesday, 10 July 2024, Mr. Mahama urged Ghanaians to vote for a new direction, emphasising that the upcoming elections represent a critical opportunity for national transformation.

“The time for chnage is coming and like many Ghanaians, I am certain that on 7th December, you will vote for change to end the suffering of this nation,” Mr. Mahama noted.

He framed the election as a pivotal moment for the country, encouraging voters to support his vision for a better Ghana.

Mr. Mahama contrasted his platform with that of the incumbent government, which he criticised for its alleged failings.

“Building Ghana together means rejecting the arrogance, corruption, and greed of this nonperforming NPP administration that only seeks to extend the misrule and socio-economic hardships imposed on us by the Akufo-Addo Bawumia government,” he stated.

The former president outlined his agenda for the country, focusing on economic revitalization and social justice.

“On 7th December, I will need your vote to RESET our beloved country, Ghana, fix the broken economy, create decent and well-paying jobs for the youth through the 24-hour economy initiative and establish a National Women’s Bank to provide financial assistance to one million women businesses,” Mr. Mahama said.

He also committed to tackling corruption and addressing fiscal issues.

“I need your vote to investigate and punish the corrupt NPP officials who have stolen and continue to steal from the poor taxpayer, scrap the COVID and E-levies, abolish ex-gratia and reduce the size of government drastically to a maximum of sixty ministers,” he vowed.

The NDC flagbearer emphasised the contrast between his experience and the current administration’s record, urging voters to choose “your experienced, visionary, truthful and humble servant” as the next president.

He assured Ghanaians that his administration would restore “dignity, humility, vision, and experience” to the presidency.

“With your votes, Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang and I will restore dignity, humility, vision, and experience to the presidency,” Mr. Mahama promised.

 

 

 

 

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku