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Flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has outlined five reasons why is the best person to rescue Ghana out of the economic mess the Akufo-Addo-Bawumia administration has put the nation into.

The former President has listed his experience, vision for economic revival, championing social justice and equality as part of the reasons he is the best person to reset Ghana to the path of glory.

During an encounter with the media Sunday, July 07, 2024, the flag bearer of the NDC said “after almost eight years under the deplorable leadership of the Akufo-Addo and Bawumia administration, we have seen our country sink into a serious economic abyss. The current economic mess sums up the verdict on this NPP government.”

To undo the mess the ruling government has caused, John Mahama noted that he has “five good and solid reasons why we shall reset Ghana and turn the tide:

Below are his five reasons as he explained:

1. Experience: Unlike any other candidate, I have navigated Ghana through tough economic waters before. My presidency was marked by significant infrastructure development, building economic buffers for inclusive growth while ensuring macroeconomic stability. I understand the intricacies of national crisis management and possess the proven experience to RESET Ghana from the economic challenges we face today.

2. Visionary Leadership for Economic Revival: My vision for Ghana is rooted in sustainable
development. I will focus on revitalising our economy for job creation through industrialisation, enhancing agriculture, and ensuring the efficient use of our natural resources. My administration will introduce cross-cutting innovative policies that are inclusive, growth- oriented, and capable of restoring hope to our youth.

3. Commitment to Job Creation: Recognising that our youth are the backbone of this nation, my government will prioritise and create decent, well-paying, and sustainable jobs. By fostering a conducive environment for entrepreneurship and innovation, the government and the private sector will not only tackle unemployment but also inspire a generation of change-makers and problem-solvers.

4. Championing Social Justice and Equality: I wholeheartedly believe in a Ghana where every
citizen, regardless of their background or gender, has equal opportunities to thrive. Under my leadership, social interventions and educational reforms will be strengthened. The vulnerable in our society will be protected and given the opportunity to change their circumstances. Let me add that gender equality will be a cardinal feature of the Mahama Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang Flagstaff House.

We would lead an administration that promotes gender inclusivity in every government policy. That is why we propose to establish a national women’s bank to empower women to close the 3 gender gap financially. One million women will benefit from the women’s bank to finance their small and medium-scale businesses.

5. A Call to National Unity: Ghana’s strength lies in its diversity. The polarisation and partisan
politics that have characterised the current government’s tenure should have no place in the
Ghana we aim to build. As President, I will foster a spirit of national cohesion, encouraging all
Ghanaians to contribute towards nation-building, regardless of their political or ethnic
affiliations. To the youth of Ghana, I say: I understand the frustration and disillusionment many of you feel.

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