In the event that he is elected president in 2024, former president John Dramani Mahama has outlined some of the measures the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will implement.
Among the ideas include combining Sanitation and Local Government and eliminating separate ministries like Transportation, Aviation, and Railways and combining them into one.
Ever since he was selected to lead the NDC in the general elections of 2024 in May of this year, he has vowed to carry out a number of measures aimed at bringing back economic stability.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, former President John Dramani Mahama declared that his government would drastically reduce the number of ministries if elected again in 2024, review and do away with ex-gratia in its current form, and reduce the number of ministers and appointees.
The former president held a session for interaction with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) leadership on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in Accra as part of his “Building Ghana Tour”.
John Dramani Mahama declared at the occasion that he will stop President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s “sloppy decline” in the Ghanaian economy.
In order to get the economy back on track, he added, the incoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration would implement a 24-hour work schedule.
According to Mr. Mahama, the 24-hour economy plan will allow companies to operate a 24-hour shift with government assistance, addressing the issue of unemployment and improving the nation’s economic standing.
The former President won a resounding win in the polls and was chosen in May 2023 to lead the NDC once more.
He will go up against the current leader of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia (NPP).
During the NPP presidential primary last Saturday, the Vice President was chosen with 118, 210 votes, or 61.43 percent of all valid votes cast.
In an effort to get the support they require to either win reelection to government or maintain their status as the ruling party, both candidates have been hard at work outlining their platforms and goals.