Explained: 6 key promises of the Mahama-led gov't will fulfill if the NDC wins

Explained: 6 key promises of the Mahama-led gov't will fulfill if the NDC wins

The NDC on Monday, June 22, 2020, outdoored a document titled, 'John Mahama’s Commitment to the People of Ghana'.

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The document, according to the NDC, will be undertaken by the party’s flag bearer if it wins the 2020 polls.

Former president John Dramani Mahama, is hoping that Ghanaians would vote him into power for the second time since he contested the election in 2016.

He is hopeful that if Ghanaians vote for him again like they did in 2012, he would continue with whatever he was not able to complete when he was voted out in 2016.

YEN.com.gh takes a look at the some six top manifesto promises captured in the people's manifesto of the National Democratic Congress.

Explained: 6 key promises of the Mahama-led gov't will fulfill if the NDC wins

Joh Dramani Mahama and Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang Source: YEN.com.gh
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1. Pension for organised groups in the informal sector

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Pension schemes are only known to be paid to retired formal public sector workers at their years of service.

The People's Manifesto of the NDC has mentioned that it would initiate a pension scheme for organised groups in the informal sector.

According to the flag bearer, John Mahama, a percentage will be contributed by the government on behalf of the group that would participate.

This scheme would help cushion members who after years of hardwork would have little or nothing to show.

the groups involved will be,

i. Cocoa and cashew farmers association,

ii. Fishers and farmers association

iii. Beauticians and hairdressers association

iv. Dressmakers and Tailors association

v. Ghana Union of Traders Association

vi. Driver union group

vii.Artians association Ghana

2. Legalisation of the commercial motorbike (Okada)

The operation of the commercial motorbikes popularly known as Okada would be legalised if the NDC government successfully wins power in the upcoming December polls.

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According to former president Mahama, the legalisation of the Okada rides would go a long way in solving the issue of unemployment especially in the Zongo communities.

He added that these riders would be given adequate training in order to reduce the recklessness most people associate the trade with.

3. Extension of Maternity leaves

The standard time for maternity period in Ghana since time immemorial has been three months and nothing short of that.

During the launch of the people's manifesto, the NDC mentioned that their next government would ensure that the maternity leave for nursing mothers is extended to four months.

This, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang explained would give nursing mother enough time to nurture their babies.

4. Automatic Employment of Nurses and teacher trainees

The former president John Dramani Mahama in the People's Manifesto of the NDC, has mentioned that no teacher and nurses trainee graduate will be denied posting or employment under his next Mahama government.

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According to him, his government would restore the automatic employment of nursing and teacher trainee graduates instead of having to wait for yars without posting.

This promise if fulfilled, will go a long way to help reduce the rate at which graduate unemployment keeps increasing.

5. Infrastructure for 6 new regions

The next NDC government has promise to construct a regional hospital for each of the six newly-created regions and the Western Region to improve access to quality and efficient health care delivery.

Also the NDC government has promised to establish University Campuses in each of the six (6) newly-created regions.

6. Paying customers of collapsed institutions

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Still on politics, former president John Mahama according to information from the Special Prosecutor's office may face a 2-year jail term for allegedly guaranteeing a passport with false information.

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According to the special prosecutor, Mahama’s younger brother, Samuel Adam Mahama, acquired a Ghanaian passport with a piece of wrong information in breach of the Passport and Travel Certificate Decree, 1967, NLCD 155.

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