Ex-President Mahama of the NDC who is leading the party in the upcoming 2020 elections in Ghana has made some “trending” comments on Woezor TV whiles throwing more light on the NDC’s 2020 Manifesto.
The interview was closely monitored by Newshubgh.com as he explained more on what Ghanaians should expect when elected back into office.
He made a promise to moslems on Islamic mortuaries.
This is what he said concerning the islamic mortuaries:
“… So alot of the Moslem communities have not been happy, and so we say we will facilitate the establishment of mortuaries in accordance with Islamic custom and practices and collaborate with the ministry of health to set up focal teams responsible for procedures that are compliant with Islamic customs and practices at all public mortuaries”
Since September 7, 2020 after the NDC outdoored their Manifesto, they have been visiting Media houses throwing more light on what to expect.
Ghana goes to the polls on December 7, 2020 to vote on Presidential and Parliamentary aspirants who want to take public and national offices for the next 4 years.
Many experts have raised security concerns in the upcoming elections.
Ghana’s national elections have typically been neck and neck, leading to three transfers of power.
The upcoming vote is set to be similarly closely fought, with a recent Afrobarometer survey suggesting neither main party will secure a first-round victory.
Among other things, the incident in Ayawaso West reinvigorated a timely debate in Ghana about political vigilantes.
Ever since independence, major parties and individual politicians have been known to mobilise groups of largely unemployed young men around elections.
Sometimes their function has been to serve as polling agents or to help with voter registration, more akin to party “foot soldiers” or activists.
But often, political vigilantes in Ghana have used violence too in service of their patrons, starting riots, harassing civilians and intimidating opponents.
Given the country’s history of close political contests, it is not surprising that politicians have sometimes turned to illegitimate tactics to secure power.
The Ayawaso West shootings suggest that the problem may have already reached worrying levels.
At the time of the by-election violence, experts estimated that more than 20 such groups were active across Ghana.
This included outfits that have been frequently accused of aggression such as the Invisible Forces and Delta Force, who mobilise for the NPP, and the Hawks and Azorka Boys, who operate in the name of the NDC.
The Ghana Police Service has been preparing feverishly for that day to keep security tight.
The service held a preparation exercise on Monday September 21, 2020 to prepare for December 7.
Watch Mahama’s Video Below: