Former President John Dramani Mahama is encouraging Ghanaians not to lose hope during what he claims is an era of economic hardship.
He asserts that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the only party capable of rescuing the country for a brighter future.
Speaking at the Apostolic Continuation Church in Techiman, Bono Region, as part of his Building Ghana Tour on Sunday, November 19, 2023, Mahama emphasized that the NDC is a development-oriented party that ensures comprehensive progress for the country when in power.
Attributing the current challenges and hardships to the Akufo-Addo-led administration, Mahama criticized the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), stating that the NDC does not make promises it cannot fulfill, unlike the NPP.
In urging Ghanaians not to give up, Mahama is positioning the NDC as a party capable of delivering on its commitments for the overall development of the nation.
“We are not like them, we don’t promise when we know we can’t deliver, we don’t just promise we keep them, NDC is the only development-oriented party.”
Speaking before the congregation, he further noted that “People thought there was development and prosperity here, and now we have lost everything. The nation is pitiful, the country is facing hardships, and the economy is bad.”
“I thought they would continue the good work I left behind, but the nation seems to be retrogressing in development,” Mahama complained.
Reflecting on Ghana’s history as the first African country to gain independence and hold the title of the black star of Africa, Mr. Mahama urged the youth to maintain hope in the promise of a better Ghana. He emphasized that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is the best choice for fostering development and growth in the country.
“One thing has become resoundingly clear, and it is that our country is not on the right path. We are clearly headed for a major ditch if immediate action is not taken to reverse the trend. I also asked, after listening to many of the people who spoke in these interactions, what we can do collectively to address the excruciating hardship and suffering confronting many a Ghanaian’’ Mahama lamented.
“The problems of our country are legion and hydra-headed. As I distilled from my interactions with the people of Ghana on this tour, the most pressing problem is the impact of the ailing economy on livelihoods, prospects, and dreams”, he said.
Source: The Independent Ghana