The 2020 flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called on President Akufo-Addo to extend a helping hand to the struggling workers in the country.

In a post on Facebook to commemorate May Day, the former President said that Ghanaian workers are suffering following the introduction of new levies which has led to a rise in the prices of fuel, foodstuff, and other basic items.

“This will worsen the plight of citizens even further. This is in addition to power outages and shortage of water in many homes, cities and municipalities.”

“On this May Day 2021, with hardship set to worsen, I call on His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo to stretch a hand of cooperation to all Ghanaians, able to play a role in rescuing our dear nation from the abyss it is falling,” he wrote.

He added that people are going through unbearable hardship and suffering from an ever-increasing cost of living.

John Mahama stated that President Akufo-Addo needs to take measures that can bring relief to suffering Ghanaians.

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“In addition, I encourage the President and his close associates to seize the occasion to create an atmosphere that is more tolerant of criticism and devoid of intimidation in order for the media, CSOs, and individuals to freely express themselves and contribute to national discourse.”

John Mahama added that the NDC is also ready to offer help and suggestions to the government to help bring the country back onto a path of growth and prosperity.