Ghana is at the crossroads and needs an experienced leader to address the worsening economic crisis and rising cost of living, former President John Dramani Mahama, has said.
He was speaking to Fetentaa residents in the Bono Region, last week during his Building the Ghana Tour.
“Ghana needs someone with experience, someone who has governed this nation before. Let’s not experiment this nation with an inexperienced person,” President Mahama said.
President Mahama who is the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2024 general elections told the residents of Fetentaa in the Berekum West Constituency that his administration governed Ghana well, and that the NDC under his leadership could even do better when voted as President on December 7, 2024.
The residents of Fetantaa gave former President Mahama a rousing welcome and cheered him when he addressed them from the top of his vehicle.
President Mahama said in his second term as President, he would stabilise the Ghana cedi which is depreciating against all international trading currencies, finish uncomplete projects and provide more jobs to Ghanaians.
President Mahama urged Ghanaians, especially the youth not to give up, adding that the next NDC administration would provide a credible and better alternative to the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
He blamed the NPP for plunging the nation into unbearable hardships and called on Ghanaians to vote against the NPP in the 2024 general elections.
President Mahama bemoaned the poor condition of farmers nationwide and promised to restore the provision of more fertilisers to farmers.
He assured cashew and tomatoes farmers of Fetentaa that the next NDC administration would provide incentives to add value to cash to fetch more foreign exchange for cashew farmers.
President Mahama urged the farmers to form cooperatives so that the NDC government would provide them support through the cooperatives.
President Mahama was the President of Ghana from 2012-2016.
He is seeking the mandate of Ghanaians for a second term to continue the good works the NDC was doing under his leadership before the party lost the 2016 election to the NPP.
The former President received an overwhelming endorsement of almost 99 per cent of party delegates this year, to lead the NDC into the 2024 election.
In the 2020 election, former President Mahama chose Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang, a former Minister of Education under the NDC, and first female Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast as the running mate.
Former President Mahama is yet to select a running mate, but it remains unclear whether he would maintain Professor Agyemang or select a different running mate.
BY MALIK SULLEMANA