Ex-President, John Dramani Mahama is pessimistic this year’s (2018) Christmas will not be exciting for Ghanaians, given what he describes as the “excruciating economic difficulties” they are battling with under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
Speaking to supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the Trade Fair Centre after submitting his nomination forms, the flagbearer aspirant said, “most Ghanaian families will go through the driest Christmas they have ever experienced in the history of Ghana.”
The former President was however quick to add that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will “continue to put pressure on this government to push back on their insensitive economic policies” which it has put in place despite assurances of “better times under an NPP administration.”
I’ll abolish double track’
The former President also reiterated his intention to abolish the temporary double track system being implemented by the NPP administration.
Mr. Mahama said the NPP administration hurriedly implemented the policy without engaging thoroughly enough with stakeholders.
“I will also work hard to abolish the double track system in the shortest possible time. We will do this by investing massively in the expansion of school infrastructure such as additional classroom blocks and dormitories and the completion of 200 Day schools popularly known as E-blocks that we started to enable our children attend school at the same time and have adequate contact hours with their teachers,” said the former President.