Dr Edward Mahama, the presidential candidate of the People’s National Convention (PNC) has pledged that if he wins the December election, he will mint gold coins and give some to every Ghanaian citizens.
Dr Mahama, who was speaking at the IEA Presidential Debate held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra on Tuesday, said the minting those coins locally would help boost the local gold industry.
He said the gold coin would be called "Yaa Asantewaa".
The PNC leaders said Ghanaians will be able to put the gold coins in their pockets and travel with them. He said they will also be able to exchange the gold coins for money.
Dr Mahama said under his leadership, every school child in Ghana would drink chocolate during lunch breaks.
He also pledged to introduce the national identification cards and block all loopholes in the country through which people siphon public funds.
This is the fifth time Dr Mahama will be contesting for the presidency.
Having failed four previous times, the 71-year-old will be hoping to win in December.