The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has hinted that the 2024 manifesto of the party will soon be unveiled.
He told Keminni Amanor on Hot Issues on TV3 on Sunday, November 5 that the NDC manifesto like any party’s in Ghana will ensure that the country secures solid economic footing.
“We will bring our manifesto out very soon,” he hinted, “and you will know what it is that we are going to do.”
“Whatever you promise to do can only succeed on a strong economy,” he stated, citing agriculture and energy as key areas to be given attention.
“We will give you the details of what our manifesto will look like, but the bottom line is that you cannot build anything on nothing.
“So, those who go about promising free this, free that, free this, free that, the free can only happen on solid production.
“If there is no solid production and you go about promising free, free, free, you can only print money and when you print money you will make the economy worse.”
He also expressed confidence that his party’s candidate, John Dramani Mahama, will beat the candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections.
Mr Mahama himself on his ‘Thank You’ tours has hinted of some of the policies he will be pursuing if re-elected to govern the country.
“The payment of ex gratia to members of the executive will be scrapped,” he announced when he launched his bid to contest the NDC presidential primaries held in May.
“The necessary constitutional steps to implement this will start in earnest in 2025,” he added.
“We will also persuade members of the other arms of government to accept its removal.”
Mr Asiedu Nketia revealed that already, some of those who criticised Mr Mahama during his presidency are apologising to him.
“Those who are talking today are the same people who condemned John Dramani Mahama and over the past two years, people are coming out to apologise.
“People are coming out to say that they were misled into believing in certain things and that is a stronger vote for President John Dramani Mahama.”