The flagbearer of the People's National Convention (PNC), Dr Edward Mahama on Wednesday launched the party's manifesto for the 2016 election in Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The function, which was also used to introduce the party's parliamentary candidates to the supporters, was attended by party stalwarts including regional and constituency executives, parliamentary candidates and party faithful from across the country.
Under its slogan of "New Beginning", the PNC’s focus is to restructure the public sector as a vehicle to deliver sustainable development, while the "New Deal", will be used to enhance investment in productive areas of the economy.
With the "New Force", the party’s aim is to focus on how to empower the youth to become a socio-economic force for change and economic transformation.
Launching the manifesto, the PNC flag bearer, Dr Edward Mahama said his pledge is to fight corruption in the system if given the nod on December 7.
According to him, excessive government borrowing had contributed to huge public debts, adding: "We are, therefore, going to grow the economy at the rate of 10 per cent per annum on the back of agriculture".
On his part, the running mate, Emmanuel Anyidoho said the three regions of the north would play an important role in growing the economy, as a shea nut marketing board would be established for the sector to bring in more revenue.
The General Secretary of the PNC, Mr Atik Mohammed said it is high time Ghanaians tried a new pair of hands who can improve their living conditions.
"I must say that Ghanaians have alternated power between the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the past 24 years but the country is still plagued with poverty, hardships and hunger. The electorate deserve better living conditions through the provision of quality health care, educational and quality infrastructure," he said.
For the National Chairman of the PNC, Mr Bernard Mornah, wranglings within the party should be nipped in the bud to enable the party to forge ahead to victory in the upcoming polls.
"I am convinced that this manifesto which highlights so many issues confronting Ghanaians is the answer to the perennial deception imposed on us by both the NDC and the NPP and Dr Mahama is coming like ‘Kakai’ to unseat both the NDC and the NPP," he said.