The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), on Saturday, August 22, 2020, launched its manifesto ahead of the 2020 general elections in Cape Coast.
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The document dubbed: ‘Leadership of Service: Protecting Our Progress, Transforming Ghana for All‘ is a social contract between the party and the Ghanaian electorates.
The vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, took the party leadership through highlights of the manifesto including access to student loans without guarantors among others.
A day after the NPP manifesto launch, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has also outlined some critical things he will do or offer Ghanaians when he is voted back into power.
Mahama says the NPP failed to talk about corruption in its new manifesto. Below are three key things Mahama said after hearing NPP's manifesto.
1. Agyapa Royalties deal is shady:
John Mahama says President Akufo-Addo and some key persons in government are involved in the controversial Agyapa Royalties deal.
He said the Ayapa agreement raises suspicions of money laundering which Ghanaians must rise up and kick against.
He has served notice to terminate the controversial deal if he wins the 2020 elections.
According to the NDC flagbearer, the deal is shady and smacks of wrongdoing like the botched “PDS deal”.
2. Okada created more jobs that NaBCo, YEA:
John Mahama also reiterated his support for the okada business. He noted in his interview with TV XYZ that the okada business has created more jobs for Ghanaians than the Nation Builders Corps (NaBCo) and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) put together.
“Whether you legalise it or not, you cannot stop it and, so, why behave like the ostrich and bury your head in the sand.
“These okadas have created more jobs in this economy than any government job-related policy."
The NDC flagbearer also said the Akufo-Addo has lost the fight against corruption hence their silence on the subject at their manifesto launch.
"The failure of the Akufo-Addo to fight corruption as promised has weakened the confidence of Ghanaians in politicians."
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the former president John Dramani Mahama has repeated his call for a debate with President Akufo-Addo on comparison of their track records as presidents.
He says the NDC has a more superior record of providing an equitable distribution of development projects across the country than the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Addressing the chiefs and people of Kwamekrom in the Biakoye constituency at the beginning of a three-day tour of the Oti Region on Friday, August 21, Mahama said President Akufo-Addo is at liberty to select the moderators and the institution that he wants to organise the debate, and he will show up to debate the president on any day, at any time and anywhere.
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