Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that as part of the 24-hour economy idea that he has proposed, his administration if he wins the 2024 elections, will make sure that government spending power is used to boost the production of Ghana-made goods.
Mr Mahama said this when he was speaking at a town hall meeting at the Akroma plaza in Tarkoradi on Sunday, December 17.
“We will make sure the government uses its spending power in the economy to boost made in ghana goods for increased employment under the 24-hour economy,” the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said.
Mr Mahama earlier said the NDC has the men and women to manage the economy very well.
“I met some drivers, and they apologized to me for voting me out. A gallon of petrol during my time was GH¢14, but now it’s above … or more; I can’t even tell. All these things are a result of the mismanaged economy.
“We buy fuel with dollars, so if the economy is not managed well and the dollar-to-cedi rate is lower, the prices of goods and services will decrease, but because the economy has been mismanaged, petrol is expensive. The NDC has the men and women to manage the economy very well. When we come back to power, we will ensure we make life better for you people,” he stated.