Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has reiterated his commitment to bringing economic stability to Ghana should he be elected in the 2024 general elections.
He said this during a manifesto presentation by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The former president promised to implement practical economic policies focused on reducing public debt, addressing inflation, and limiting the central bank’s financing of the government through the Bank of Ghana.
Mahama emphasized the need to halt the economic decline and restore stability in Ghana, emphasizing his commitment to alleviating inflationary pressures that have eroded the income of citizens and workers.
“There must be an end to this decline and the restoration of stability to the economy so that Ghanaian citizens and working people can brief a sigh of relief and not have their already inadequate income eroded by inflationary pressures.
“In the last few years, I have been outlining policies that the NDC will implement and the aim is to stop the steep decline in the economy, turn it around and stabilise it.”
The candidate also told the TUC he would enact stringent measures to safeguard the rights of workers, reflecting his commitment to the welfare and well-being of the labour force.
In tandem with Mahama’s assurances, Dr. Yaw Baah, the Secretary General of the Trades Union Congress, advocated for a comprehensive review of the macroeconomic policy framework.
The framework he added would aim to create jobs, ensure food security, address housing needs, and uphold the rights of workers, all to enhance the overall socio-economic landscape in Ghana.