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God hasn’t given up on Ghana yet’ – Mahama

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He urged voters to go to the polling places on Election Day, December 7, to cast their ballots. On New Year's Eve, the former president told the congregation of the Sanctuary of Wind and Fire Assemblies of God Church in Tamale that God is putting Ghanaians' faith to the test.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has expressed worry about the difficulties Ghanaians are now experiencing under the Akufo-Addo administration.

He urged them not to give up since God’s purpose for Ghana was incomplete.

He said that a segment of the Ghanaian population has pledged to boycott the 2024 elections owing to the problems they are facing.

He urged voters to go to the polling places on Election Day, December 7, to cast their ballots.

On New Year’s Eve, the former president told the congregation of the Sanctuary of Wind and Fire Assemblies of God Church in Tamale that God is putting Ghanaians’ faith to the test.

“I want to leave you with a message of hope. Our country Ghana is going through a crisis. And there are many of you, especially the youth, who believe that there’s no future. I meet a lot of our youth, and it is like there’s no future here for them. And so they won’t even bother to vote. Please, I beg you, cast your votes on December 7, 2024.”

“Never give up on your country,” he said emphatically. God is not finished with Ghana yet. We are in a crisis, yet he hasn’t given up on us. There are times when God utilises our circumstances not merely to test us but also to teach us. We all face difficulties from time to time, but that doesn’t mean we should quit and throw in the towel. Never, ever quit up. We must fight on and work hard until we reach the goals we set for ourselves. Let us keep hoping and believing God’s purpose for Ghana is not over.”

Mr Mahama stated that Ghana’s once-vibrant Black Star, which was on the international stage, had fallen and expressed optimism that it would rise again.

“And that in December 2024, we will have the opportunity to make a decision, and that God will prosper this country and it will rise again.” We were meant to be Africa’s dark star, but that black star has already plummeted to the earth. “However, I can assure you that that black star will rise again,” he said.

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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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