The Presidential nominee of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Anasigri Mahama has said, the Big Six, Ghana’s great leaders who contributed to the attainment of the country’s Independence have endorsed his candidature by placing him on the 6th position on the presidential ballot paper of the December polls.
Dr. Mahama said almost 60 years after Ghana attained political independence, successive leaders who have Served as Presidents have failed to attain economic independence for the country. He observed that the failure of these leaders to attain economic independence was because they were not committed to fight ing corruption which her described as “the Goliath of Ghana.”
Speaking in Bolgatanga, the capital of the Upper East Region during the launch of the PNC’s manifesto on Wednesday November 16, Dr. Mahama said if the electorate gives him the mandate in the upcoming polls, he will make the fight against corruption his priority. This, he believes is the surest way to attaining economic independence.
He criticized President John Mahama for not giving his assent to the Right to Information Act even though it has been on his table for sometime now after it was recently passed into law by parliament. According to him, the bill is critical to fighting corruption and pledged he will sign it immediately should he be elected president.
He explained that the issue of the bill was not captured in the PNC’s manifesto because at the time they were putting it together, they thought President Mahama would have given his assent to it before the launch of the the manifesto but since that was not done, he (Dr. Mahama) will give it his assent if elected president.
Source: TopNewsGhana.com/William Nlanjerbor JALULAH.