Former President John Dramani Mahama, has called on the government to fulfill its promise to
those who lost their money in the DKM scandal in the Brong Ahafo Region.
DKM, became a major campaign topic for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Brong Ahafo in
the run-up to the 2016 elections with many people losing their savings.
Members of then opposition NPP, falsely claimed that the troubled DKM microfinance company belonged to Mr Mahama and his wife.
Addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Wamfie in the Dormaa East
Constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region on Saturday, Mr Mahama, recalled that the NPP
promised that when elected in the 2016 elections, it was going to retrieve the money for DKM customers who lost their savings.
He was therefore surprised that nearly two years into the NPP administration, that promise has not been fulfilled.
“When we were in office, the NPP lied that DKM belongs to my wife and I. Today you are in power and you know who DKM belongs to. You promised that you will collect the people’s money for them when you come into power; please collect their DKM money and give it back to them”, Mr Mahama said.
Touching on the harsh economic conditions in the country, he said Ghanaians are looking up to
the NDC to redeem them from the present hardship. Mr Mahama is therefore urging NDC
members and supporters to unite and work hard to bring the party back to power in the 2020 elections.
Sounding confident of victory for the NDC in the 2020 presidential election, former president Mahama, promised to work hard to reduce the high cost of living in the country as well as provide jobs, when elected.
Mr Mahama, called for a rematch with President Akufo-Addo in the 2020 presidential election.
Speaking during a recent visit to Lancing Secondary School in the United Kingdom, President Akufo-Addo, indicated that he was undecided about leading his party in the 2020 polls.
But former President Mahama, who is on a five-day campaign tour of constituencies in the
Brong Ahafo Region to meet with NDC delegates ahead of the party’s flagbearership contest, is urging the president to contest the next elections.
The former president told delegates of Nkoranza South Constituency at a meeting in Nkoranza
last Thursday that, a contest between the two will be the final decider between them, since they both won a presidential election. Sounding very confident of victory in the 2020 elections, Mr Mahama, said a final bout is not
just imperative, but it is also important for the NDC to work hard to reduce the high cost of living and provide jobs.