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Ghana is bankrupt – Mahama

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has said that in the run-up to the general elections of 2024, people are measuring him by his promises.

Mahama said he couldn’t make big promises because of the status of the economy right now.

He made these comments while addressing NDC supporters in Hohoe in the Volta Region.

“…I am being very measured in the promises that I make because we all know the crisis in which this country has been plunged [into]. We will show you the books and finances of this country, and you will realise the harm that the New Patriotic Party administration has done this country, the economy is broke.”

Mr. Mahama added that all Assembly members would receive GH¢1,000 in monthly allowances from the incoming NDC administration.

According to him, the country would have to spend GH¢80 million annually on allowance payments.

Mr Mahama speaking in Hohoe to climax his two-day “Building the Ghana we want together” tour to the Volta Region, said: “The office of the President’s budget alone is more than GH¢2 billion. We are going to reduce the President’s office expenditure to pay the Assembly members.”