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Alan’s departure and Kennedy Agyapong’s criticisms have lowered the NPP’s standing – Dr Arthur Kennedy

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He told Selorm Adonoo on Citi TV's The Point of View that the NPP's inability to fulfil its electoral promises, as well as the immense hardship that Ghanaians are experiencing, will be a huge disaster for the party's fortunes in the 2024 elections, as it will make it easy for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to exploit these problems against the party.

Dr. Arthur Kennedy, a US-based medical practitioner and former presidential candidate contender of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has lamented the impact that Alan Kyerematen’s resignation and the complaints submitted by party flagbearer hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong, are having on the NPP’s image.

Alan’s withdrawal from the NPP, as well as Kennedy’s criticisms following the party’s August 26 super delegates convention, have considerably devalued the party, according to Kennedy.

He told Selorm Adonoo on Citi TV’s The Point of View that the NPP’s inability to fulfil its electoral promises, as well as the immense hardship that Ghanaians are experiencing, will be a huge disaster for the party’s fortunes in the 2024 elections, as it will make it easy for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to exploit these problems against the party.

“I think Alan’s departure and Kennedy Agyapong’s substantive complaints about the process have devalued the NPP,” Kennedy said. “To begin with, the government has failed to fulfil most of its promises. I think all the NDC would have to do is show videos of government officials, especially the Vice President, making promises and then, when they’re finished, ask fellow Ghanaians if they were better off today than eight years ago. That would be the election right there.”

Dr. Arthur Kennedy however urged the delegates that will be voting in the November 4 primary to elect a flagbearer for the party to redeem its image by “looking out for the national interest rather than someone who will give them money.”

“They should be looking out for the NPP’s interests rather than the interests of those who have led the most vibrant political party in Sub-Saharan Africa to the brink of bankruptcy and discredit,” he added

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‘The 24-hour economy is the solution to Ghana’s economic difficulties – Mahama

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John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared that his planned 24-hour economy proposal is the solution to Ghana’s financial and economic problems.

In a unique live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ the former president stated that the planned 24-hour economic project is the solution to Ghana’s current and future concerns.

Mr. Mahama stated that the effort will provide an enabling and supportive environment for enterprises, companies, and government agencies to create more jobs and hire more people.

He detailed the benefits of the 24-hour economy project, which he claims would raise and increase the standard of life for many more Ghanaians.

“The 24-hour initiative is the answer for now and in the future. It will create an enabling environment with deliberate policies for businesses, companies, and government institutions to operate 24/7 in a three-eight-hour shift system.

“In addition to the traditional 8-hour shift system, the two additional work shifts that my administration will introduce will double and sometimes triple the number of jobs that participate in public and private entities that we currently have.

“This is the 24-hour economy optimization strategy: giving more to society, providing efficient service delivery, and generating decent and well-paying jobs. The benefits of this system will include but not limited to; 24-hour port and harbour services, 24-hour customs services, 24-hour DVLA services, 24-hour agro-processing factories, 24-hour manufacturing industries, 24-hour construction companies and many more.”

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Mahama: My administration will retrieve riches taken via corrupt methods

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Making reference to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah's controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr. Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled 'Mahama Conversations,' that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers. "Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration's leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

John Dramani Mahama, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, has pledged that if elected president in the upcoming December 7 general elections, his administration will work with relevant authorities and partners to recover funds and properties obtained through corruption.

Former President Mahama lamented the mounting incidences of corruption and apparent contempt for fiscal discipline by the Akufo-Addo administration, promising to do his utmost to guarantee that any funds wrongfully gained are recovered if he wins the forthcoming elections.

Referring to former Sanitation Minister Cecilia Dapaah’s controversial stashing of over $1 million in her Abelemkpe residence, which was stolen by her domestic staff, Mr Mahama pledged in a live broadcast titled ‘Mahama Conversations,’ that he will foster collaborations in his quest to recover every Cedi that was illegally taken from taxpayers.

“Despite all of these socioeconomic challenges, the young people continue to witness the affluence of the [New Patriotic Party] administration’s leaders and their families chartering private aircraft for $20,000 per hour for journeys that our own Falcon Executive Jet could have completed.

“And as the Minister for Defence explained, it [the Falcon Executive Jet] had no shower for a presidential bath. Ghana’s youth have further experienced how a minister could stash millions of dollars in her home and only God knows the full extent of Ghanaian taxpayers’ money that has been stashed away by many others.

“But I say to the good people of Ghana that, working with Ghanaians and international anti-corruption partners, we shall do all that is humanly possible to retrieve such wrongly acquired wealth.”

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Mahama promises 20% salary incentive for rural teachers if voted

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This adds to Mr Mahama's various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has vowed that if elected President, teachers who agree to serve in a rural school will receive a 20% wage increase.

The former President believes the idea would motivate more teachers to accept posts in rural regions.

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Mr Mahama revealed this in a Facebook post.

This adds to Mr Mahama’s various plans and pledges made to Ghanaians ahead of the December 7 election.

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