- The former first lady, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has accused John Dramani Mahama of campaigning with her ideas on skills training and skills development
- The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Party (NDP) said she introduced those ideas back in 2016
- She said the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is now campaigning with her 2016 ideas as his new proposals
- The former first lady sat for an interview with GHOne TV’s 2020 Woman
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The flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, has accused the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, of stealing her ideas on skills training and skills development.
According to Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, she was insulted for introducing those ideas back in 2016 in the lead-up to the 7 December polls to help reduce unemployment.
Speaking in an interview with GHOne TV’s 2020 Woman, the presidential candidate for the National Democratic Party said that although she was condemned in 2016 for introducing the ideas, the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama, is campaigning in 2020 with her proposals as though they are his new ideas.
''Now I can see that even though I was condemned in 2016 about skills development and skills training [and] making salt, other people have stolen the idea and put them in their manifestos,'' she said.
Asked about the people who have stolen her ideas, the former first lady emphasised that she recently heard former president Mahama campaigning with her 2016 ideas.
''I heard former president Mahama saying we can now make salt. [And he also said] skill training and skill development are now the best. They were insulting me about it, and I said it is key to a country’s development,'' the former first lady added.
Nana Konadu stressed again that it is impossible to have twelve million people going to school and all of them becoming graduates.
The former first lady noted that every nation needs a categorisation of duties.
Watch the full interview of the former first lady below.
In other news, YEN.com.gh previous reported that with less than six weeks to the 7 December election, the spate of deception-ridden claims has increased – and some leading members of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) suggest the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has become synonymous with falsehoods, propaganda, and fake news.
In October 2020, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, and the Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, accused the opposition NDC of spreading falsehoods to either court the sympathy of Ghanaians or create a misleading sense of insecurity in the lead-up to the 7 December election.
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