John Mahama Calls For Unity To Save Ghana From Decay

Former President John Dramani Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians of better years ahead and asked Ghanaians, including the youth to rise, and with collective and patriotic energies rescue the nation from decay.

“On this auspicious 30th anniversary, June 10, 2022, I ask all NDC members and sympathisers, including the youth of Ghana; and all Ghanaians to “Arise, arise for Ghana” wherever we find ourselves,” the former President said.

In a statement to mark the 30th anniversary celebration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the former President, who is also the Leader of the NDC, said the nation needed the collective and patriotic energies of all Ghanaians to rescue the nation from decay.

“We have done it before; bringing tangible socio-economic infrastructure to your communities and ensuring the economy works for all of us and not just a privileged few.” Mr Mahama said in a statement to mark the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Party.

“Ghana needs our collective and patriotic energies to rescue her from the decay we see today.”
He said 30 years ago the NDC was birthed with the objective of delivering Unity, Stability and Development to all Ghanaians.

He noted that through the leadership of former President Jerry John Rawlings, supported by his formidable team, the NDC emerged out of the PNDC as the vanguard leading the nation in the establishment of a new constitutional democracy, which guaranteed the rights and freedoms of all Ghanaians.

“On this solemn day, I commend our forebears who have sacrificed their all to get us here.”
He said the NDC genuinely believes that the essence of democracy was to make life better for all citizens; adding that “this is why every time it has had the privilege of leading this country, the NDC strives to create opportunities for all Ghanaians, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation”.

He said the NDC also believed democracy was beyond enriching family and friends, because it involved using the nation’s resources responsibly to address the felt needs of all Ghanaians.

Mqr Mahama said democracy, transparency and accountability were bedfellows, and therefore, while creating opportunities for all, leaders were also required to wage a strong battle against corruption.

He said the NDC knew that a media cowed into silence and an intimidated citizenry do not constitute the appropriate resource for sustainable progress and national development.

“We believe, therefore, that the ability of citizens to express themselves freely is a right and not a privilege,” Mr Mahama said.
He urged the Government to learn to tolerate criticisms and enhance free speech while protecting journalists from harm.

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