Launching its policies and ideas to contest this year general elections dubbeed ‘People’s Manifesto’ on Monday, 7th September,2020 at the University of Professional Studies-Accra, (UPSA), the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to engage the good people of the Ashanti Region and its environs, as the party holds a Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, 15th September,20200.
The Townhall Meeting is to give the NDC the opportunity and platform to outdoor the People’s Manifesto as well breakdown the numerous policies and interventions it intends to implement when given the nod to form the next government come December 7th.
Such townhall meetings are scheduled to be held in all the regions across the country in the coming weeks.
The long awaiting Townhall Meeting will be addressed the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) His Excellency John Dramani Mahama along other comrades and speakers.
In a press release issued by the party National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi ESQ, he assured the general public of the party willingness and readiness to bring the People’s Manifesto to the doorsteps of every Ghanaian, as “we embark on the rescue mission to create jobs and prosperity for all, and restore Ghana back on the path of development and true progress”.
Some of the outlined policies and interventions in the much anticipated Peoples’ Manifesto includes:
Creating one million jobs in four (4) years (250,000 jobs per years) dubbed “EDWUMAPA” which will include both private and public sector job.
Provide Free Primary Health Care for all Ghanaians. Under this policy, any Ghanaian who visits a CHPS compound, or health center or clinic or polyclinic or District hospital will be treated for free.
Inaddition, absorb 50% of the school fees of all tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year as well as improve and continue the implementation of free SHS.
Also, indicated that, the next NDC government will pay all customers of the collapsed financial institutions their locked-up funds in full within our first year in office.
Not forgetting the rolling out the Big Push policy; a $10 billion investment in infrastructure (Roads, railway, hospitals, markets, schools, etc.) that will create jobs. Note that, only local materials and contractors will be used for these projects.
On health, the Peoples’ Manifesto speaks of Increasing maternity leave from three (3) months to four (4) months and introduce seven (7) days paternity leave.
Establish a Cancer and Kidney Disease Trust Fund to support Ghanaians who need assistance for such conditions and will employ the backlog of qualified health professionals among other policies.