Socialist Groupings Mahama: NDC remains committed to social democratic values

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer said the party is proud of its social democratic credentials and that the priority of his administration is to invest in people especially in the area of health and education.

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President John Mahama has said his administration is committed to the ideals of social democracy in its pursuit to generate wealth and prosperity for all.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer said the party is proud of its social democratic credentials and that the priority of his administration is to invest in people especially in the area of health and education.

President Mahama, who is seeking a second term in office, said this at a conference of social democrats and socialist political parties under the umbrella of the Socialist International.

He said: "We shall remain committed to implementing social democratic policies and programmes arising from this meeting in our continuous pursuit of building a strong resilient and sustainable economy that generate wealth and prosperity.

"We have over the years through our policies and programme engender a working relationship with our people to create opportunity that create equity and opportunity for all."

The president said his administration has also pursued an agenda of transformation which entails a move away from reliance on primary commodity export toward diversification and value addition.

According to him, the NDC's agenda is to put people first, "building infrastructure and pursuing sustainable [development] and expanding infrastructure for sustainable development.

--Victory for Mahama--

The Socialist International has endorsed president Mahama by declaring a landslide victory for him.

The organization says the "expanded infrastructure development and provision of social services by the government" is living proof of Mahama's chance of a landslide victory.

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