Presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and former President, John Dramani Mahama, has promised to amend the country’s pension law to enable workers who have contributed more than 10 years to use their contributions as collateral for loans to build their own houses.
He said it will also enable contributors who lose their jobs to be paid a monthly stipend till they secure a new job.
Addressing an enthusiastic NDC supporters at Fadama in Okaikwei constituency of the Greater Accra Region, former President Mahama said the next NDC government will also introduce an affordable Social Housing Scheme to enable people to own their houses by occupying the facilities and paying minimal monthly rent for some years and the facility will become their own.
The enthusiastic NDC supporters waited hours for the arrival of their presidential candidate. They became so excited when the NDC flagbearer arrived at the compound of the Fadama Basic School.
The crowd even grew bigger though it was around 2 am.
Mr. Mahama said he will ensure that workers enjoy from their pension contributions while in active service and will continue to enjoy even in retirement.
The presidential candidate of the NDC bemoaned the abandoned numerous projects he began but were not completed before he exited office in 2016.
Mr. Mahama said his nationwide campaign tour revealed a lot of projects that have been abandoned by the Akufo-Addo led New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, describing the phenomenon as sheer wickedness.
He cited a number of them dotted in Accra including one of the Millennium Schools built for the Fadama community.
On Monday’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Mr. Mahama encouraged all NDC supporters and sympathisers and Ghanaians in general to come out in their numbers to vote for him and send the Akufo-Addo led NPP government packing.
This he said will save the country from deception, unfulfilled promises, corruption, ballooning public debt and nepotism.
Mr. Mahama introduced the NDC’s parliamentary candidate, Abdul Rashid Issah to the supporters amid shouting and blowing of vuvuzelas.
STORY BY: SETH EYIAH