Former President John Dramani Mahama expressed his belief that the country’s economy under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has experienced a catastrophic downturn. He argues that this economic crisis has impacted every aspect of Ghanaians’ lives in the midst of the country’s hardships.
He pointed out that the economic challenges have had adverse effects on employment, education, health, and infrastructure. Mahama stated, “Unemployment among Ghana’s youth has surged to nearly 13%. The repercussions of this economic catastrophe have reverberated across our national life, particularly in the fields of education, health, and infrastructure.”
John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), made these remarks during a meeting with the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Accra on Tuesday, November 7.
During the meeting, the former President criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, claiming that he has run out of ideas to address the country’s economic challenges. Mahama assured the audience that if given the opportunity to lead the country as President again, he would implement measures to improve the situation.
Among his proposed initiatives, John Dramani Mahama stated that within his first 100 days in office, he would review and enhance the Free Senior High School program. He also pledged to establish a streamlined government with no more than 60 Ministers.