Former President and flagbearer of opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama, has hinted of a key national policy of the next National Democratic Congress government if it should win the coming general elections in December 2020.
HE John Mahama said the next government of the NDC in 2021, will implement a Free Primary Healthcare Plan to make the provision of primary Healthcare readily accessible to all Ghanaians, particularly to the young and elderly who will benefit from it for free.
Mr. John Mahama was speaking at the outdooring of the party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Monday July 27, 2020.
“We will, before the end of 2021, introduce and begin the implementation of free Primary Healthcare Plan. This will make the provision of primary healthcare to all Ghanaians, young and elderly, free! Our Free Healthcare Plan will guarantee a healthy people and provide a healthy workforce needed to accelerate our development,” he said.
“We will implement a set of robust and plans aimed at aggressively tackling and reducing maternal mortality by half from the current 319 deaths per 100,000 live births,” he added.
This health policy proposal of the NDC’s is crucial to many Ghanaians especially so as many citizens, particularly the vulnerable, are struggling to access basic healthcare facilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The flagbearer of the NDC also hinted on a number of key policy initiatives outlined by the party to protect and guarantee the welfare of women.
“We shall ensure female social economic improvement. We shall enact the Spousal Right Law. We shall establish exclusive shelters for abused women and children and provide opportunities for all,” Mr. Mahama said.