Former President and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has made a strong case for an economy that works and creates opportunities for all Ghanaians and not a select few.
Addressing the general public under a ‘People’s Manifesto’ Townhall Meeting in Kumasi, among other party stakeholders like National Chairman Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo, General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, MP for Asutifi South Eric Opoku and MP for Asawase Alhaji Muntaka Mohammed, Mahama spoke against an economy dominated by foreign businesses.
According to him, most major businesses in the country are foreign-owned, with little or no stake in the economy for citizens of the country.
“Our economy does not work for Ghanaians, but it should work for everyone.
You hear that the economy has grown by this or that percent but how beneficial has it been to Ghanaians” he asked.
Mr. Mahama has therefore promised to work towards growing Ghanaian indigenous businesses so that Ghanaians 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 are all Ghanaians and when Ghanaians are employed, it helps me as President” he added.
The NDC Presidential Candidate called on Ghanaians to vote for the NDC because of ‘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 when given the mandate to govern.
Among the audience were teachers, spare parts dealers, contractors, doctors, chiefs, okada riders and tricycle drivers and teeming party supporters.