NDC holds dialogue on 24-hour economy, other policies

NDC holds dialogue on 24-hour economy, other policies

John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is set to spearhead a national policy dialogue to further develop his campaign pledge of a 24-hour economy.

According to a press statement, key participants in the dialogue, scheduled for Thursday and Friday, will include party leadership and the NDC Social Democracy LAB, a policy think tank. The aim is to prepare for the party’s 2024 manifesto development process and lay the groundwork for a strategic, efficient, and lean government by January 2025.

While the specifics of the implementation of a 24-hour economy, aimed at creating employment opportunities for the youth, have not been disclosed, there is a commitment to introduce tax incentives and reduce electricity costs for companies that sign up for the policy.

John Dramani Mahama, who has been promoting the policy on the NDC’s “Building Ghana Tour”, has hinted that details on the policy will be unveiled in the party’s 2024 manifesto.

The movement towards a 24-hour economy has gained traction among the populace, and the dialogue will involve 200 experts discussing other proposals to transform the economy. Participants will include the Minority Caucus of Parliament and the Social Democratic LAB thematic groups, which are focused on Human Development, Finance and Economy, and Governance.