Politics in Ghana is very interesting and a very peaceful one due to how each and every politician of all the various political party behave. This peaceful coincidence can be attributed to our fathers who planted the spirit of nationalism in the country which led to the countries independence. Through this, Ghana’s political environment has stood as one of the best at all times in the African soil at which we are all ready to continue with the bold belief in democracy.
As per the tradition, Ghana is a free state which allows for political parties which come with the freedom of association to the citizens. For this reason, people are able to associate with any political party they likes and seek for its attainment of power. There are more than 15 political parties in the country but out of these, two of them stands tall than the rest, these are the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress. The NPP is led by Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo whilst the NDC is also led by the former President John Dramani Mahama as they are the main actors in this years elections in terms of their chances of winning.
But at all times, winning an elections in a country like Ghana is not something easy. This is due to the fact that people do not just vote based on the qualities, ethnic, religion, looks or any other but rather the vision of what you have for the country as a whole. This has made it a tough time for most politicians since the electorates are very sincere to cast a leader out especially when he or she is not performing.
Through this the various political parties have started their campaigns already as they tour across all corners of the country in order to win the hearts of the people with their sweet voices. This is the case that led the National Democratic Congress flag bearer John Dramani Mahama to reach the people of Sunyani in the Bono Region with some of the party officials. This event took place in the presnce of some invited chiefs as well.
During the meeting, Mr Mahama made a new promise to the people as well as the general Ghanaian populace about our technical and vocational education as well as apprenticeship. In his speech these are some of the promise he made.
That if the NDC is voted into power ones again, his government is prepared to finance for free vocational and technical education in terms of fees and the cost of starting up a new business in case and apprentice has successfully graduated so that they can do something on their own. This will go a long way to reduce the unemployment rate in the country. He elaborated that this can only be in reality when his government is given the second chance /term in office. He said that, the apprenticeship fees and other cost during training has been a block for many of the youth, who could benefit from it to increase employment in the country and this can only be done when the barriers are eliminated which are mainly financial problems. And this is the reason why people must turn to him in the upcoming elections.
According to the National Democratic Congress manifesto, the free vocational and technical training will build the way for the rich and the poor to improve socio-economically add up to the development and progressive of the country Ghana. He also said that, when he is elected into power again, his government is going to design a scholarship package for students in the various Zongo communities which will particularly goes to the females who are willing to learn in the various areas in the tertiary education level.
He also promised to build Senior High Schools to all Zongo communities who lacks and assured them the only to bring this to a reality is to cast their votes for the NDC in the coming elections. At last, John Mahama appealed to all Ghanaians to ensure peace and stability with no sort of violence but rather peaceful environment as we head to the 2020 general elections.
Let is not forget that, John Dramani Mahama has ascended the presidential throne before in the 2012 and was rejected by most of the active voters during the 2016 general election. Will Ghanaian’s change their minds this time and bring him back again? I guess you may have something to say about it in the comment section.