General News of Mon, 8 Aug 201626
“Passionate” Mahama deserves 2nd term - Bawa-Moqtari
The spokesperson of the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) 2016 campaign team, Joyce Bawa-Moqtari, has expressed optimism Ghanaians will give President John Mahama a second term.
Addressing journalists Monday at the party’s headquarters in Accra ahead of the launch of the NDC campaign, themed “Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana” next Sunday, Mrs. Bawa-Moqtari described Mahama’s first term as “impeccable”.
President Mahama, the deputy transport Minister added, has the demonstrable track record to improve the living conditions of Ghanaians and to ensure sustainable development.
She said: “…Our candidate [President Mahama] has demonstrated his commitment and passion for this country, to our development and to the ideals for which the National Democratic Congress was established and set up.”
According to her, the NDC “expect Ghanaians will like us, will agree with us and [will] be convinced that his Excellency John Dramani Mahama indeed deserves a second four-year term.”
However, the former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie contends otherwise, warning Ghanaians to “vote out President Mahama this December” if they want to secure their future.”
“If you want a job, sack Mahama. Simple,” he stated Sunday.
President Mahama, he continued, “has done many bad things to our country, but I believe what tops it all is how he has competently created a nation of massive unemployment. His biggest achievement, by far, is killing jobs.”
“What is even more is that John Mahama has totally ignored agriculture, which provides jobs for majority of people. Today, farming areas like Wonoo and Asiakwa complain of plantain shortage. This is amazing!” screamed Sir John.
According to him, “the worst is yet to come. The agreement John Mahama signed with the IMF will see massive lay off in the public sector next year. More jobs will be lost if Ghanaians make the mistake to give John Mahama another four years.”