The flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has urged Ghanaians not to hesitate to step out from their various homes to stop Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from becoming the President of the Republic for a second time by massively voting for the umbrella family in the Deember 7 Presidential polls.
According to Mr. Mahama, additional four years for President Akufo-Addo to govern Ghana will lead to a total collapse of the economy which in effect, will further worsen the plight many Ghanains are going through at the moment.
Akufo-Addo, he noted, is bereft of ideas on how to govern the country, stressing that four more years for him will be detrimental to all.
“The change starts now! It is our sacred duty to win this battle, to deliver true change – not for ourselves, but for all Ghanaians, who deserve to live a better and dignified life. Ghana will be doomed if we stay four more years trapped within the fake reality, where the NPP propaganda machine paints a rosy picture that everything is perfect, while in reality it is rampant corruption, collapsing businesses, and never before seen levels of unemployment, and underdevelopment”, he noted.
He added “We have the moral duty to help stop this fake reality. We have the moral duty to restore truth, because it is only the truth that can generate real prosperity for every Ghanaian. This country and the good people of Ghana can simply not afford to waste four more years! Four more years of lies and fake reality will widen the gap between Ghana and the developed nations almost beyond repair. After four more years with an NPP government, we risk being seen as a poor country once again, overburdened with debt and unable to create prosperity”.
The former Ghanaian leader made this observation at the virtual launch of the party’s retail campaign in the Western North region on Wednesday, 7 October 2020.
He said he took the decision to run again for the highest office of theland out of a sense of urgency considering how fast a resilient economy he left in the care of President Akufo-Addo was sinking.
Mr. Mahama told the millions of Ghanaians who watched him live as he lauched the retail campaign that a vote for him will witness the revival of the Ghanaian economy which all have been yearning for.
“My brothers and sisters, we need to make Ghanaians hope again. We need to make them feel they are listened to and taken care of. We need to make Ghana work for everybody. This is why in our Manifesto, the People’s Manifesto, we pledged to create One Million new and decent jobs over the next four years. We will do it, I guarantee you! Let me give you just one example of how we’ll do it. We will turn our economy into a 24-hour economy, with factories working 24 hours a day every day, especially in the production of high-end goods not only for export but also for the local market. The additional shifts will create a significant number of new jobs. And, since we are talking about the production of high-end goods, they will be decent jobs, with decent salaries, which will allow people to live a dignified life”, he explained.