The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has announced a $10 billion accelerated infrastructural plan which he intends to implement when he is elected into office.
Dubbed the Big Push, Mr Mahama said the project will drive jobs and entrepreneurial agenda.
“We are looking at what I call the Big Push, injecting some $10 billion to dualise our roads, complete the remainder of the 200 Community Day Senior High Schools, finish all the hospital projects that have been left abandoned, and construct bridges to open up the country”, says Mr. Mahama.
The former President who was speaking in an interview with TV XYZ said his main goal returning to capture power is to create jobs for the youth and reduce the high unemployment in the country.
According to the former President, “it [Big Push] will involve the construction industry, engineering, and other professionals, and will bring a lot of artisans and everybody back into work.”
“If we do not do this urgently, we have a time bomb ticking away. Everything, every policy, and every policy will be focused on creating jobs for young people”.
The NDC Flagbearer says his Agenda One Million Jobs will see the creation of between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a year, in both the private and public sectors.
“It is a very well-thought-out plan and will be the central promise of our manifesto”, he added.