Ghanaians will go to the polls in under five months on December 7, 2020, to elect new leaders to handle the affairs of the country.
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The two main contenders are the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The flagbearers of the two major parties have been touring the country campaigning and promising Ghanaians a lot.
The NDC flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, visited and held meetings with traditional rulers and various interest groups in the Savannah, Northern, Oti, and Volta Regions last week.
Over the weekend, John Mahama in a Facebook Live interview assured Ghanaians that his next government will turn the economic fortunes of the country around.
He opined that he will provide equal opportunities for all Ghanaians.
YEN.com.gh monitored the interview and presents five key things the former president said during the interview.
1. Mahama announces $10bn Big Push for infrastructural plan
The NDC leader revealed that his next government will set aside $10 billion for infrastructure across the country.
He noted that the fund will help drive jobs and entrepreneurial agendas.
The $10 billion Big Push will inject money into infrastructural development and, according to the former president, it will “involve the construction industry, engineering, and other professionals, and will bring a lot of artisans and everybody back into work.”
2. Agenda One Million Jobs
The NDC flagbearer says his Agenda One Million Jobs will see the creation of between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a year in both the private and public sectors.
“It is a very well-thought-out plan and will be the central promise of our manifesto,” he added.
3. I'll open up opportunities to all Ghanaians
John Mahama has noted that vengeance was not the right way to build a nation. According to the former president, he is not seeking power to avenge members of the NDC who may have been hard done by the Akufo-Addo government.
He said he will be a unifier who will provide equal opportunities for every Ghanaian.
"Ghana cannot continue to perpetuate a vicious cycle of vengeance on opponents anytime the pendulum swings to the other side," he said.
4. Selling off 66% of KIA at $70m was wrong
The NDC flagbearer also condemned government's decision to sell portions of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to the private sector.
He said it was wrong for the Akufo-Addo government to sell off 66% of Ghana’s Kotoka Airport to a Turkish company at a price that could easily be raised by selling lands around the facility.
Aviation Minister, Kofi Adda, recently denied reports that KIA was for sale.
5. Mahama condemns the manner in which Domelevo was sent on leave
Mahama said it is not likely the on-leave auditor general, Daniel Domelevo, will return to office.
President Akufo-Addo ordered Domelevo to proceed on leave that spans over 150 days, culminating in a huge backlash from civil society organisations.
Speaking on the development, Mahama condemned the manner in which the issue was handled, suggesting the chief government auditor may not return to office.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, says the Akufo-Addo administration has politicised national institutions such as the judiciary and Parliament.
John Dramani Mahama also accused the Akufo-Addo government of collapsing nine local banks for political reasons.
Ernest Addison, the Governor of Bank of Ghana, said the two year long banking sector cleanup has left 23 universal banks out of an initial 35.
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