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John Dramani Mahama Promises to Revamp Black Stars with Home-Grown Talent
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John Dramani Mahama Promises to Revamp Black Stars with Home-Grown Talent

In a bid to rejuvenate the national football team, the National Democratic Congress' (NDC) 2024 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has announced plans to build a new era of the Black Stars with a focus on home-grown players. The announcement was made during the Northern Region leg of his "Building The Ghana We Want Tour," as he campaigns to become the next President of Ghana, seeking to succeed outgoing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. The Black Stars have faced significant challenges in recent years, culminating in a disappointing first-round exit from the 2023 AFCON in Cote D'Ivoire. With three winless outings, Ghana's national team failed to advance past the group stage for the second consecutive edition of the tournament. Addressing a gathered crowd, Mr John Dramani Mahama expres...
Mahama Vows to Restore Ghana’s Glory, Urges Youth Participation
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Mahama Vows to Restore Ghana’s Glory, Urges Youth Participation

By Francis Kyei In a hopeful New Year message, former President and National Democratic Congress (NDC) Flagbearer John Mahama pledged his commitment to restoring Ghana's status as the Black Star of Africa. Speaking at the Sanctuary of Wind and Fire Assemblies of God Church in Tamale during a New Year's service, Mahama urged the youth to actively engage in the upcoming elections and contribute to the country's transformation. Addressing the congregation, Mahama expressed his concern about the current state of the nation, emphasizing Ghana's historical significance as the Black Star of Africa. "We are supposed to be the Black Star of Africa, but today that has fallen on the ground. I assure you that it will rise," he declared, instilling a sense of optimism for the future. The former Pre...
John Mahama courts Kwabena Duffuor’s support for election 2024
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John Mahama courts Kwabena Duffuor’s support for election 2024

Mr. Mahama and Dr Duffuor in a tete-atete The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), ex-President John Mahama has met one of his main contenders for the position, Dr Kwabena Duffuor, to discuss the future of the party. Mr Mahama said they also discussed the 2024 elections. “It was great meeting with Dr Kwabena Duffuor as we discussed the future of our party and the upcoming 2024 elections. It is important for us to come together and work towards unity and the growth of our party,” he posted on Facebook, Monday December 4, 2023. Mr. Mahama also used the opportunity to urge the rank and file of the party to unite in their efforts towards the bid to recapture power. “Let's focus on our common goals and aspirations to build the Ghana...
Mahama against licensure exams not licensing of teachers – Apaak
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Mahama against licensure exams not licensing of teachers – Apaak

The Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Dr. Clement Apaak, has clarified that former President John Dramani Mahama is not opposed to the licensing of teachers but to the writing of the teacher licensure exams. During his ‘Building Ghana Tour’ in the Bono Region, Mahama vowed to abolish the licensure exams, arguing that subjecting teacher trainees to an additional assessment for qualification was unnecessary. However, his promise has been strongly criticized by various associations, including the Colleges of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG), which maintain the importance of the exams. In an interview with Umaru Sanda Amadu on Eyewitness News on Citi FM on Monday, Dr. Apaak said, “John Dramani Mahama is not opposed to licensing teachers; he is not opp...
Mahama doesn’t understand 24hr economy; don’t vote for him – Bawumia
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Mahama doesn’t understand 24hr economy; don’t vote for him – Bawumia

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia says former President John Dramani Mahama does not understand the 24-hour economy policy he is proposing. According to the Vice President, that policy is already being implemented in the country, as hospitals, fuel companies, among others, operate a 24-hour system. Dr. Bawumia, therefore, urged Ghanaians to ignore Mahama during the 2024 polls since he has nothing new to offer and vote for the New Patriotic Party. “John Mahama says he has a new idea. What is the idea? He says he wants a 24-hour economy. He doesn’t even understand that policy. Today in Ghana, our hospitals work 24 hours, our electricity company works 24 hours, our water company works 24 hours, our fuel stations work 24 hours, and many chop bars. “So I want you to vote for me in 2024 be...
Ken Ofori-Atta has lost credibility, replace him – Mahama charges Akufo-Addo
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Ken Ofori-Atta has lost credibility, replace him – Mahama charges Akufo-Addo

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta Former President, John Dramani Mahama has charged President Akufo-Addo to urgently replace his Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, with a more assured and competent person who is able to work tirelessly to turn the country’s fortunes around. According to him, Mr Ofori-Atta has already lost his credibility, trust and confidence after he supervised “the disastrous collapse of the economy.” He added that the Finance Minister should not be added to the team of negotiators engaging the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for economic support. Former President Mahama’s post on Facebook “In addition, given his obvious failures, the Vice President must be relieved of his responsibility as Chair of the Economic Management Team to enable the President...
COVID-19, Russia-Ukraine war hurt Africa, but Ghana made bad choices – Mahama
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COVID-19, Russia-Ukraine war hurt Africa, but Ghana made bad choices – Mahama

The former president made these remarks while speaking at the 24th Africa Business Conference, organised last month by the Harvard Business School  John Dramani Mahama addresses the audience at the 24th Africa Business Conference of Harvard Business School The former president John Dramani Mahama has painted a bleak picture of the negative impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and the two-month-old Russia-Ukraine war has had on African countries but argues that, with better management, Ghana’s economy, though equally buffeted by global and geopolitical events, could have been more resilient. The former president made these remarks while speaking at the 24th Africa Business Conference, organised last month by Harvard Business School in the Unite...
‘Our manifesto captured Oti region for agro processing enclave’ – Mahama
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‘Our manifesto captured Oti region for agro processing enclave’ – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has revealed that the Party's 2020 manifesto captured the Oti Region as suitable for an agro-processing enclave. He said the Area, which was noted for rice production needed the support to enable them process the product in addition to animal rearing. Mr Mahama addressing the Oti Regional House of Chiefs and other sub- chiefs at Nkwanta during his "Thank you" tour to the Region, noted that the region's location showed that if money was invested into it, it would yield enough revenue to ensure creation of jobs to prevent rural urban migration. Mr Mahama said a rice factory for the Region would save about 800 million dollars used for rice importing every year. He also noted t...
‘’Competition Should not be Do or Die Affair’’ – Bawumia Jabs Mahama
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‘’Competition Should not be Do or Die Affair’’ – Bawumia Jabs Mahama

VICE President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has subtly taken a jab at former President John Dramani Mahama over his recent election 2024 “Do or Die” comment while on his Thank You tour in the Bono East Region. According to the Vice President, ‘’Competition Should not be Do or Die Affair’’. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who was speaking at the maiden Ghana Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2021 in Accra on Friday, September 10, humorously encouraged the losers not to consider the awards a do-or-die affair in an apparent reference to Mr Mahama’s controversial comments. After his usual laugther while addressing the forum said “You know when you go for these competitions or awards, it is not do or die,” he said in jest. “So, we wish you better luck in 2022.” He added that “But seriously if...
Remarks by Former President JD Mahama- State of Ghana’s Economy Forum
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Remarks by Former President JD Mahama- State of Ghana’s Economy Forum

Good afternoon Ladies and gentlemen. Let me begin by thanking Mr. Seth Terkper for his delivery, which has brought home a number of key issues surrounding our recent economic trajectory. I do not intend to belabour the points he has made, except to reinforce of few of them. I am a historian at heart, so I like to look at these things from a historical perspective in order to give context to what we are witnessing today. Much has been made of the impact of COVID-19 on the Ghanaian economy. The truth, however, is that our economic history has over the last few decades been characterized by booms and bursts, dictated by both domestic and external factors. Since the days of President Jerry John Rawlings and even before then, these shocks have cyclically derailed incremental pr...