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NDC primaries: I will create a reward system for party supporters-Mahama

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
John Mahama

Former President and NDC flagbearer aspirant, John Mahama has said he will focus more on a rewarding system for party supporters when given the nod to lead the party on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Speaking on Accra based radio station, Radio Gold on Friday in a bid to lead the NDC again ahead of their Presidential primaries, John Mahama said a lot of factors contributed to their defeat in the 2016 general elections and one of them is the party not having a reward system for those who sacrificed to get the party into power.

Former President John Mahama said times have changed and now party faithful want to be rewarded for the sacrifices, which they did not pay attention to, but during his tour of the constituencies, there is a need to create a system for it.

"In the past when we had the revolution fighters, they sacrificed themselves for national development and did not expect any reward but we have transitioned into a period where people join the party as activist and they expect that when the party is in power they will also have access to the opportunities that come with being in power."

"I don't think we paid attention to that reward system one assumes that they will be handled at the sub-level and of course the Presidency was busy dealing with dumsor and other things so we did not pay attention to these things," he added.

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According to Mahama, he will consider appointing a government and party relations presidential staffer to be able to address the numerous issues that emerged during the NDC healing process.

"In future when I get the opportunity again I will pay more attention to what is happening at the constituency level rather than to leave it to the party."

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