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Don’t be deceived, Mahama can’t create one million jobs, says Samira

The Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, casts doubt over John Mahama's ability to create one million jobs after blowing his chances as president

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  • “Let us not be deceived. My question to him is if he knew how to create one million jobs, why didn’t he do it when he was in power?"

Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has said the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, cannot be trusted.

The former president has promised to create one million jobs for the youth over four years if he wins the 7 December polls, saying Ghana cannot afford to have young people graduate into a jobless economy. “We will put Ghanaians to work to earn a decent living,” he stated on several campaign platforms.

However, the Second Lady asserted that the opposition leader is deceiving Ghanaians because he failed to create jobs when he was in power, and ended up wasting state resources.

She said Mahama is incompetent and could not manage the nation’s economy, leading to difficult living condition, energy crisis and loss of jobs at his time.

“Let us not be deceived. My question to him is if he knew how to create one million jobs, why didn’t he do it when he was in power?” Bawumia asked while addressing the chiefs and people of Nsuta|Kwamang|Beposo Constituency in the Ashanti region.

She added: “If the NDC is capable, why didn’t they do it in the eight years they were in power?”

Mahama, a former vice president and president, has been promising jobs throughout his campaign for a comeback in the run-up to the 7 December elections. He plans to roll out Free Primary Healthcare up to the level of district hospitals, as well as, plans in the NDC’s manifesto to provide opportunities and employable skills for the youth through state-sponsored National Apprenticeship Programme and Free Technical and Vocational Education and Training (T-VET), the campaign team said in a statement.

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