Former President John Mahama, who is leading the National Democratic Congress (NDC) into the December polls, has made a case for an economy that works and creates opportunities for all Ghanaians and not just for a few.
Addressing Ghanaians at a ‘People’s Manifesto’ Townhall Meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, Mr Mahama spoke against an economy dominated by foreign businesses.
According to him, most of the top businesses in the country are controlled by foreigners and foreign companies with Ghanaians having very little stake in the economy.
“Our economy does not work for Ghanaians, but it should work for everyone. You hear that the economy has grown by this or that per cent but how beneficial has it been to Ghanaians”, the NDC flagbearer asked.
Mr Mahama has, therefore, promised to work towards growing Ghanaian indigenous businesses so that the people of Ghana can benefit more from the economy, a promise captured in the NDC’s People’s Manifesto.
He pledged that unlike the NPP, his government will not hound any Ghanaian out of business merely because they are not members of the NDC.
“We’re all Ghanaians and when Ghanaians are employed, it helps me as President” he stated.
The NDC Presidential Candidate called on Ghanaians to vote for him and the NDC because of the “superior policy proposals, many of which emanated from the people of Ghana themselves.”
He also promised to implement all the promises made for the benefit of all Ghanaians if given the mandate to govern.
Among the audience were teachers, spare parts dealers, contractors, doctors, chiefs, okada riders, tricycle drivers and party supporters.
Some of the notable speakers at the Townhall meeting included National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, MP for Asutifi South Eric Opoku and MP for Asawase Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed.