John Dramani Mahama, former President of Ghana and a flagbearer hopeful for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has called on the youth of Ghana to vote against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections. Speaking during his three-day tour of the Eastern Region, Mahama accused the NPP government of reckless borrowing and warned that this could have a negative impact on the future of the country.
Mahama addressed branch and constituency executives in the Yilo Krobo Constituency, where he urged young people to vote for the NDC in order to save Ghana from a bleak future. He claimed that excessive borrowing by the NPP government has put the country in a dire situation that could take a long time to recover from.
According to Mahama, the NPP government has taken out so many loans that it is now impossible for the country to pay them back. He added that the reckless borrowing has put the country’s future in jeopardy and urged young people to take action to protect their future.
“The NPP government is destroying the future of the youth with excessive borrowing. Those who took the loans, how many years are left for them to leave the surface of the earth to join God? The creditors will not give the future generation loans due to the failure of this government to settle its loans,” he said.
Mahama also warned that the NPP government’s actions could make it difficult for Ghana to secure loans in the future. He urged young people to listen to their conscience and vote against the NPP in the next election.
“If you are concerned about your future, don’t vote for the NPP government that has put us in this situation. Listen to your conscience; they have spoilt the future of Ghana. For the next ten years, it will be difficult to go outside for loans. They have done enough damage to the country; they should pack out,” he said.
Mahama’s comments come as the NDC begins its preparations for the 2024 election. The party is hoping to win back power after losing to the NPP in the 2020 election. The former President’s comments are likely to resonate with young people, who have been hit hard by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In conclusion, John Dramani Mahama’s statement about the future of the country being in danger due to the excessive borrowing by the NPP government is a serious warning that should not be ignored. Young people, who will bear the brunt of the country’s debt burden in the future, should take note and make informed decisions about who to vote for in the next election.