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Mahama tours Ashanti Region on 24th, leads 24-hour economy walk

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The Ashanti Regional Executives of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have announced that former President John Dramani Mahama is set to embark on a two-day campaign tour in the Ashanti region commencing on January 24, 2024.

At a press conference today, the Ashanti Regional Secretary of the party, Dr. Dr.(Med) Frank Amoakohene, said the flagbearer of the NDC will engage with traders, organized labour, Artisans, and students among others and share his vision, listen to the concerns of the people, and gather feedbacks directly from the grassroots.

“We anticipate a highly productive and interactive series of events, fostering a stronger connection between the NDC and the people of the Ashanti Region,” he Dr Amoakohene said, adding that “building the Ghana We want Tour is not just a campaign; it is a testament to our commitment to inclusivity and our belief in the power of dialogue”.

The NDC flagbearer, before the tour, will lead a “24-hour economy walk and retail campaign” in the region to explained to Ghanaians, the significant of the initiative promised by him.

“As you may recall, we previously made an announcement in December, which unfortunately had to be postponed due to the district level elections in some electoral areas,” Dr Amoakohene said,” however, we are pleased to confirm that a new date has been set for Wednesday, 24th January, 2024″.

“The walk will be led by H.E. John Dramani Mahama, alongside National Chairman, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Executive, and our dedicated regional executives headed by Regional Chairman, Augustus Andrews Nana Akwasi,” he said.

The planned walk, Dr Amoakohene said, will start from Aboabo Post Office and pass through Aboabo Pelele to On-the-ran to Manhyia Hospital and proceed to Alabar Street, Kejetia Roundabout, Hello FM, A-life, Asafo overpass, Labour Roundabout, and ended at the Jubilee Park.

He said, “the NDC, under the leadership of H.E. John Dramani Mahama, is committed to the vision of a 24-hour economy. This proposition is driven by the pressing need to address unemployment challenges across various sectors of the economy. We believe that transitioning to a 24-hour economy will unlock immense opportunities for businesses and individuals”.

He described those who are against the policy is as an “enemy of our economic liberation” and does not have the youth at heart since the policy has come to provide Jobs, adding that, “elsewhere, workers earn additional salaries by taking up additional jobs through this 24-hour shift system”.

Dr Amoakohene said “the 24-hour economy initiative aims to create a vibrant and dynamic economic landscape that operates round the clock. By doing so, we anticipate a surge in job opportunities across sectors such as manufacturing, services, and technology. This initiative will not only provide employment for our youth but also contribute significantly to the economic growth of the region”.

Source: Ayisah Foster/Broadcastergh.com

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