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Assembly members will receive salary in the next NDC gov’t -Mahama promises


Former president John Dramani has reiterated his commitment to put assembly members on salary when voted into power. The former president believes that, assembly members play a major role in the governance system yet do not get any reward for their work.

On July 27, 2020 while outdooring his running mate, John Mahama promised to pay assembly members monthly salary.

The former President’s promise was, however, downplayed by the local government minister, Hajia Alima Mahama saying it was not possible for Mahama to execute that promise.

But addressing the king of Dagbon, Yaa Naa Abukari Mahama II and his subjects at the Gbewaa palace in Yendi, Mr Mahama insisted it was possible and only need the mandate to ensure it happen. He said, he intends to reduce the size of a future NDC government and channel the monies into rewarding assembly members.

John Mahama also reechoed that; the next NDC government under his leadership would adopt a free healthcare plan that will grant all Ghanaians access to primary healthcare in the country.

 The health care services he said would cover CHPS compounds, Polyclinics, Clinics as well as District hospitals. He lamented how many Ghanaians especially the vulnerable struggle to renew their health insurance due to poverty.

The NDC flagbear chastised the Akufo Addo’s government of “denying Ghanaians the needed peace and freedom as guaranteed them by Ghana’s constitution”.

He indicated that, the constitution guarantees Ghanaians a democratic right to go about their everyday business in peace without fear or intimidation as well as the right to free speech without fear of harassment or death.

These democratic rights the former president noted have been taken away by the current administration making Ghanaians live in fear in their own country.

 Mr. Mahama also expressed worry over the manner which radio stations are being closed down and journalists attacked “just because they do not toe the line of government”. 

Such “intolerant acts by the government, JM said is what led to the violence seen at various registration centers in the just ended voters registration exercise by the electoral commission.

 He noted that, authority and leadership is granted by God and the will of the people and no amount of violence perpetrated by anyone can give them the power.

 He pledged to abide by peace and call on his followers to remain peaceful not does anything to disturb the peace of the country.

 He has however implored Ghanaians to resist anyone who attempt to intimidate and prevent them from voting on Election Day.

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