Mr John Dramani Mahama, the Presidential Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has reiterated his commitment to building a nation that creates opportunities for all.
He said “working hard to creating jobs, reducing hardships and achieving universal access to healthcare through the implementation of Free Primary Healthcare” would all be on top of the agenda of the next NDC government.
A statement issued by Mr James Agyenim-Boateng, the NDC Campaign Spokesperson, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said Mr Mahama made the remarks after his five-day campaign tour of the Western Region.
Mr Mahama said: “Just like you, I believe everybody, all of us, should have access to healthcare. This is why the NDC will be rolling out a Free Primary Healthcare Plan for all. Just like you, I believe mothers are sacred, and they deserve quality time with their newborn babies.
“This is why we are increasing the maternity leave for mothers to four months. Just like you, I believe women are equal to men, and their voices should always be heard. This is why I chose Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang as my Running Mate. Just like you, I believe young people are right to expect to live in a modern, vibrant Ghana.”
Mr Mahama said he would work towards transforming Ghana into a knowledge-based economy and drive development through digitised platforms that provided millions of opportunities for young people to harness their talent, skills, and potentials.
“This is why I am running for President. I will make you proud to be a Ghanaian. I will make you proud of who you are, make you hope for what we can become – a truly developed nation. Be proud of what we can become as a country and join me in my quest to lead our country thereby voting for me, John Mahama, number two on the ballot paper on 7th December,” he said.
“In John Dramani Mahama, you have a President you can trust, a President with a track record of development, a President that knows and has the experience of managing difficult situations. I have a great vision for our country. Together, we can leave a legacy. The time is now. Vote John Mahama for jobs and prosperity for all,” the former President added.