PASSIONATE MAHAMA Outlines Second Term Dream Today
President John Dramani Mahama Will this evening give a sneak peek into the content of the governing NDC’s 2016 manifesto ahead of the full launch on Saturday September 17, 2016.
According to Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Spokesperson of the John Mahama 2016 Campaign the event is to highlight the key priority areas contained in the NDC manifesto and will be a prelude to the main manifesto launch scheduled for Sunyani this weekend.
“ The event, arranged as a prelude to the main launch of the Manifesto on Saturday September 17, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region will also be attended by representatives of International Organisations, the Diplomatic Corps, Business Associations and Youth Groups,” read a statement issued on Monday by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, the Spokesperson of the John Mahama 2016 campaign
Mrs Mogtari said, “The presentation of the highlights is intended to give the public an insight into the focus areas of the 2016 NDC Manifesto. President Mahama will use the occasion to explain his vision for the next four years, and provide details of the key interventions he will be implementing in his second term.”
The event is expected to be witnessed by a high-powered delegation of NDC gurus, government officials and members of the diplomatic community.
This paper can confirm some of the key highlights in the NDC Manifesto focus on the Agricultural Sector, job creation and continuation of the government’s policy of key social infrastructure to kick-start real economic growth.
The President will also highlight his plans for the energy sector that will finally end the perennial power crisis that hit the country in the past few years. .
Under the power sector, the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) is earmarked for a concessionary private management to significantly improve operational efficiency to stop the power fluctuations currently termed “Dumsor”.
This is expected to give assurance to industries hitherto were virtually crippled by the crisis.
Under job creation, the President is expected to highlight how his government intends to create hundreds of thousands of jobs in his next term of office. This will be partly done through the setting up of factories across the country, improving social infrastructure to generate jobs and to give the agric sector massive boosts that will entice the youthful population to go into Agriculture.
In total, the ruling government anticipates creating over 400,000 jobs from 2017.
Many of the plans covered in the manifesto, particularly concerning social infrastructural development have been covered by the NDC’s popular ‘Green Book’.
The green book has highlighted the extent of massive infrastructural development projects embarked upon by the Mahama-led administration.
This year, the accusations and counter accusations of plagiarism have significantly forced parties to be reluctant in outdooring their manifestoes. This situation has starved the country of political discussions based on clearly spelt out plans and programs of these parties gunning for the Presidential polls in November.
The NDC will therefore be the first political party to unveil its manifesto. This will completely kill the argument by the opposition NPP that the NDC was waiting to plagiarize its own manifesto.
This paper can confirm that the NDC Manifesto had long been concluded but its launch had been dogged by a lack of coherence in the schedules of the key players expected at the official launching ceremony.
The Manifesto launch was originally scheduled for July 2016 following an announcement by the party’s General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia. However, it had been rescheduled a couple of times afterwards. This time, our reliable sources say it is the final date; no rescheduling.
The confirmation of this launch date has left the opposition NPP in a fix to explain why it was not launching its own manifesto since its original excuse for refusing to launch its manifesto is because it claims the NDC was waiting to copy from its manifesto.
It appears the NPP is not ready for the 2016 elections because while its main contender-the NDC-has officially launched its 2016 campaign, the NPP is yet to do same. The party is still battling to conclude its parliamentary primaries in certain constituencies.