Former President and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has assured Ghanaians that he is coming back to give hope and also ensure that he rescues them from the economic mess created by the NPP government.
According to him, he is coming back to alleviate Ghanaian of their suffering and create an equal opportunity for all.
He gave the assurance at the launch of the party’s 21 member Manifesto Committee in Accra.
Mr. Mahama stressed that the manifesto will be the party’s promise to Ghanaians and they will work to fulfill the manifesto.
He also said activities of the NDC are aimed at restoring hope to address the increasing hardship inflicted on Ghanaians, corruption and the family-and-friends governance we are saddled with today.
Former President Mahama added that, the manifesto will be a different one as compared to the party’s previous manifesto saying this one will be addressed from the ordinary Ghanaian point of view.
“The NDC manifesto had been drawn up by a technical committee set up by the party largely based in Accra and producing for the party a document-based mainly on the expertise of the membership but the 2020 manifesto will be different.” Mr. Mahama stated.
“It will be a manifesto that will be the conclusion of a long, detailed “consultative process involving broad interactions with our people, incorporating their concerns, their hopes and their aspirations”. He added.
The committee will be chaired by a former Minister of Health, Professor Kwaku Danso Boafo, who also once served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Cuba. Members of the committee are Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu, a Deputy General Secretary, Peter Boamah Otokunor, and Dr William Ahadzie, the Rector of NDC’s Ghana Institute of Social Democracy.
Others included, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Augustus Goosie Tanoh, former Gender Minister Nana Oye Lithur, former Education Minister Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Alex Mould and Sam Pee Yalley.
The rest were Dr. Rashid Haruna, Sebastien Dery, Napoleon Kpoh, Fiifi Opoku, Benedicta Lassi, Dr. Alhassan Yakubu, Michael Abbey, Mavis Ama Frimpong and Professor Asiamah.
They will be joined by a representative from the Association of Ghana Industries, AGI, and one other.
Former President Mahama charged the committee to consult the policy working groups as the party gears up to save Ghanaians from “this sinking ship”.
He said the party aims at designing a manifesto “from the people, by the people and for the people.”
The National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who inaugurated the committee, said the committee’s work is expected to be reviewed by Professor Kwamena Ahwoi and madam Sherry Ayitey.
He added that Sammy Gyamfi and Director of Communications Kakra Essmuah will work as communication officers between the manifesto committee, the national officers and the public.
By: Paul Mamattah