Politics

Mahama takes campaign tour to Ashanti Region

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Mahama, is beginning a six-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region today.

Mr Mahama will pay a courtesy call on the Asantehene on Wednesday at the Manhyia Palace.

He will also interact with Zongo chiefs and imams, artisans, cocoa farmers and small scale miners, among others.

During this tour, Mr Mahama will highlight the significant contribution of NDC governments to the development of the Ashanti Region and its people.

He will also focus on key policies in the People’s Manifesto, the NDC’s manifesto for this year’s election.

The former President will speak about plans to create decent and sustainable jobs for the youth, implementation of universal access to healthcare dubbed Free Primary Healthcare, funding the largest skills empowerment programme under the NDC’s National Apprenticeship Programme and Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Free T-VET).

Mr Mahama will end his tour on Sunday.