Former President John Dramani on Wednesday started his campaign in the Central Region as part of efforts to seek re-election on December 7, 2020.
He was at Gomoa Nyanyano on Wednesday to interact with fishermen and fishmongers.
Mr Mahama announced that his government will establish a salt factory at Gomoa Nyanyano if re-elected as President on December 7, 2020.
According to him the establishment of the factory will boost the local economy and give employment to the youth of the area.
“The salt industry will be boosted in Gomoa Nyanyano. After we have set up the salt factory, it is the youth of this area who will get employment” he assured.
The NDC leader was speaking at a meeting with fishermen and fishmongers at Gomoa Nyanyano on the first day of his tour of the Central Region.
He lamented the current practice under President Nana Akufo-Addo where NPP officials have usurped the responsibilities of the landing beach committees established by the NDC, and are distributing premix fuel, outboard motors and other fishing inputs, in a partisan manner.
“It came to light recently that an NPP party executive had taken over and was selling outboard motors. But how can a party person be selling out outboard motors,” he wondered.
He therefore promised that when the NDC returns to office, he would reinstate the landing beach committees under the stewardship of the chief fishermen, and work without any partiality or consideration for party affiliation.
The NDC Presidential Candidate also reiterated a promise first made in 2016 to build a community day secondary school for Gomoa Nyanyano adding that even though he could not win the 2016 elections to fulfil that pledge, he is confident of winning the 2020 elections and will therefore fulfil the promise.
He assured the people that the cold stores project begun by the NDC and abandoned by the Akufo-Addo government would be continued. Mr. Mahama also promised to build for them wharfs and complete the road leading to the community.
Mr. Mahama who was arriving in the Central Region shortly after his Running Mate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang’s visit to the region, will pay courtesy calls and interact with traditional authorities, religious leaders, stakeholder groupings including fishermen, fishmongers, canoe owners, small scale miners among others.
The NDC Flagbearer is expected to visit the Gomoa East, Agona West, Gomoa Central, Gomoa West, Cape Coast South, Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese, and Ekumfi Constituencies. Other constituencies he will be visiting include Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam, Assin North, Assin Central, Assin South, Upper Denkyira East, Upper Denkyira West, Cape Coast North, Awutu Senya East, Agona East and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem.
President Mahama will also visit the family of the late MP for Mfantseman and interact groups, small scale miners, farmers, hairdressers and dressmakers.
He will focus on job creation, his plan to roll out a Free Primary Health Care Plan to the level of district hospitals as well as plans to provide opportunities and employable skills for the youth through a state-sponsored National Apprenticeship Programme and free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T-VET).