President John Dramani Mahama

  • Mahama: Akufo-Addo slept while campaigning in Western Region

    The NPP flagbearer while in the region disparaged the Mahama-led administration of doing little in terms of road construction in the region.

    However, president Mahama wasted no time in responding to Akufo-Addo, accusing him of sleeping during his five days in the region, as he begins campaigning in the Western Region.

    Speaking in Fante and Twi at separate rallies at Axim, Abura and Agona Nkwanta, president Mahama said during the 2012 election campaign, he realised that roads in the Western Region were nothing to write home about.

    He continued: “I promised that we will invest monies into cocoa roads. So if you realise, the majority of roads we are doing are all in the western region.

    “They said someone came here recently and said he did not see any  [good] road. He was probably sleeping.”

    The president described his achievement in the last four years as unprecedented in the country, beseeching voters to renew his mandate.

    He also called on voters to ignore politicians who spread lies about him and his government.

    SOURCE: Abu Mubarik

  • Mahama storms Western region in first campaign tour

    President John Mahama and his campaign team are heading for the Western region today as they officially kickstart their campaign for the 2016 elections.

    The trip which was initially scheduled for Monday was called off by the president and his team.

    Insiders say the President will now be seen doing politics and talking political language in areas such as markets, institutions and other areas where political campaigns are allowed.

    He will also be touting his achievements in government over the last four years and make projections into the future, if Ghanaians give him the mandate again. The President will be accompanied on the tour by some ministers of state.

    The Western region becomes the very first stop for the NDC’s campaign after it was launched in Cape Coast in the Central region on Sunday.

    Source:Ghana/ Danso Acheampong

  • 2016 Elections: There will be no “all-die-be-die” – Mahama

    President John Dramani Mahama has taken a swipe at the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party, claiming there will be no all die-be-die during this year’s election.

    Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made the infamous comments in the heat of the 2012 electioneering period.

    But President Mahama speaking to Chiefs and people in the Western region as part of his campaign tour stated this year’s election will be peaceful and violent free.

    “There would be no all die be die during the elections. The elections would be peaceful.”

    Mr. Mahama also stated that the New Patriotic Party has resorted to a defeatist attitude towards the upcoming elections.

    Addressing fisherman, fishmongers, canoe owners and chief fishermen at Axim in the Evalue Ajomoro Gwira constituency in the Western region, Mr. Mahama stated that attacks on the Electoral Commission by members of the opposition New Patriotic Party is part of the strategy to discredit the EC ahead of the polls.

    According to him, the NDC is poised to win the December polls and urged the Chiefs and people of the Western region to disregard the negative comments being made by NPP members ahead of the elections.

    “When two teams are about to play a football match and the other starts attacking the referee then it means that team is aware that they will lose. Even ahead of the match they are saying the pitch is not good, the marking is bad and all sorts of things.

    “But the one who knows will win is cool and collected, has any of you heard any member of the NDC insulting the EC? It is because we know God is on our side and we will win the elections. We know we will win the 2016 elections and continue with our good works,” President Mahama said amid cheers.

    Source: Ghana/ Welsing


  • Three-year SHS system doing better than four-year – Mahama

    President John Dramani Mahama has waded into the controversial debate over the duration of Senior High School education stating that statistics has indicated that the three year duration produced better results than the four year duration.

    His comments come after results released by WAEC, revealed that only 53.19% of students who sat for the 2016 WASSCE passed in English; with only 32.83% passing in Core Mathematics.

    Additionally, only 48.48% of students secured passes in Integrated Science. As though this was not enough, it has emerged that less than half of the 247,262 students who sat for the examination obtained the minimum grades to gain admission into tertiary institutions.

    Former President John Kufuor’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration started the 4-year Senior High School programme in 2007 based on research.

    The new system, however, lasted three academic years as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) assumed power in 2009 and reverted to the three year system.

    Central University President, Professor Kwesi Yankah has called for the re-introduction of the four year system saying “I think the statistics show. My analysis of the trends from 2006 to 2015 and now 2016 clearly show” that the four-year system was better than the current three years.”

    Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following the release of the results said he is saddened by the results of this year’s WASSCE.

    But President Mahama described the call for the re-introduction of the four year system in a tweet as uncalled for. He provided a graph to back his claims that the 3-year system is doing better than the 4-year system.

    “The call for a return to 4yr SHS is uncalled for. 3yrs is doing far better as evidenced in the graph.”

    Source: Ghana/ Welsing

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