- John Mahama says the NDC will introduce free primary healthcare to Ghanaians
- The NDC flagbearer is hoping to get the mandate to become President of Ghana again
- Mr. Mahama is touring the Volta Region
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The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, says a new NDC government will implement a Free Primary Health Care Plan to provide health for all Ghanaians.
He stressed, “this will remove cost as a barrier to healthcare and ensure health for all.”
Addressing members and supporters of NDC at Akatsi on Tuesday, August 18, as part of his four-day tour of the Volta Region, Mr. Mahama noted that despite the implementation of the NHIS, gaps still remain in the delivery of universal healthcare in the country.
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He is, therefore, seeking to address the gap with the introduction of Free Primary Healthcare.
This means regardless of the validity or otherwise of one’s NHIS card, that person can access health care at no cost at the district level.
Mr. Mahama said the free primary healthcare plan, which will be available to all patients in CHPS compounds, polyclinics, health centres, and district hospitals, will ensure that the most common illnesses afflicting Ghanaians are detected and treated early, before complications set in.
He also told market women in Akatsi that a new NDC government will provide them with a modern market to enable them to conduct their businesses in a conducive atmosphere.
Meanwhile, the former president has also said small businesses will be completely exempted from corporate income tax in his next government if elected president again in the December 7 polls.
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Mr Mahama also promised that “corporate income tax for medium-sized companies will be reduced from the current 25% to 15%.”
The former president further assured that newly-established medium-sized companies that employ staff up to 20 will be completely exempt from the payment of corporate income tax for one year.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) National Communication Officer, Sammy Gyamfi has described the infrastructure lecture by Dr. Bawumia as false and plagiarized.
Mr. Gyamfi stated that some of the projects listed by the NPP are projects executed by the John Mahama administration.
“Bawumia’s presentation on the so-called infrastructural achievements of the Akufo Addo-government, is a compendium of blatant falsehoods, plagiarized Mahama projects and a comical celebration of mediocrity,” the NDC Commission Officer tweeted right after Bawumia’s presentation.
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