Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that his administration tolerated criticisms from the media.
He has promised that if he wins to become president again, he will reintroduce that hallmark of his previous administration
“I shall re-introduce the hallmark of my previous administration – tolerance for criticism and the creation of a conducive atmosphere for the media to do its work without the fear of threats, harassment, and possible assassination,” he wrote on Facebook.
Mr Mahama launched his campaign in Ho, Volta Region on Thursday, March 2 to contest in the internal elections of the largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He later told delegates of the NDC that vigilance is key to ensuring victory in the 2024 general elections.
He told delegates in Ketu North as part of his campaign to be elected flagbearer of the NDC that Ghanaians are waiting for the NDC to come to power.
“We dare not to fail them,” he said.
“NDC will win the 2024 general election if you are very vigilant, we need 100 per vigilance,” he said.
The 2020 presidential candidate of the NDC further said “We will strictly enforce prudence and responsibility in the management of public finances by cutting out waste and ostentation, which have become commonplace under this administration.
“Together, we will build the Ghana we want. We shall restore faith in our almost collapsed financial system and embark on sweeping reforms at the Bank of Ghana.
“We shall actively pursue policies to ensure robust local participation in our banking, financial, telecommunications, mining, agriculture, agribusiness and manufacturing sectors. This will be anchored on our plan to grow the economy and create sustainable employment for our youth,” Mr Mahama said.
By Laud Nartey|3news.Com|Ghana