The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, has stated that if John Mahama’s proposed 24-hour economy policy is implemented, men will be unable to have sexual encounters with their wives.
According to the former Ghanaian ambassador to Morocco, this will cause marital problems in many homes.
He made these comments while delivering a speech on behalf of Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia at a durbar of traditional chiefs in Nabdam, in the Upper East Region, on Saturday.
“And the Vice President is saying that he understands the region. He says this is 24-hour economics. Ei! My brothers, when we work on our farms and we are tired at night, we have to sleep with our wives.
“We have to be with our wives. In the night, you want us also to go and be farmers, and then people will come and take our wives away? That is why we have to be careful about this 24-hour thing,” he stressed.
However, Vice President Bawumia, who is also the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has disclosed that former President John Mahama does not understand the 24-hour economy policy he is proposing.
Dr. Bawumia further said that the 24-hour economy initiative is being implemented in Ghana already at hospitals, fuel companies, and chop bars, among others.
The 2024 flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, has vowed to Ghanaians to establish a 24-hour economy when elected president in the 2024 presidential elections.
He indicated that the 24-hour economy policy would contribute immensely to economic growth, thereby creating more job opportunities for the teeming unemployed youth in the country.
In a press statement to commemorate 2023 International Youth Day, Mr. Mahama indicated that the next NDC administration will maximize the potential of agriculture and provide an avenue for critical social and IT infrastructure to stimulate economic growth.
“A new NDC administration will work urgently to equip our youth with the entrepreneurial knowledge and skills needed for a sustainable future. We will introduce a 24-hour economy with incentives and tax breaks for manufacturers who will run extra shifts to create more room for employment.
“We will work to ease the burden of taxes imposed by this NPP administration on Ghanaian businesses and investors, which has robbed Ghana of its envious position as one of Africa’s leading destinations for investment. We will maximize the potential of agriculture and agribusiness and provide critical social and IT infrastructure to stimulate economic growth,” Mahama stated.
“Our policy priorities will imbue our young people with the “knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes needed to live in, develop, and support a sustainable and resource-efficient society”—the critical green skills our youth need to advance a sustainable world.”