Presidential nominee of the NDC John Mahama has touted the abilities of his running mate Naana Opoku-Agyemang as a competent leader.
The Former Education Minister, Mahama says, is more than competent to serve as Vice President of Ghana.
The former President was speaking at a ceremony at University of Professional Studies (UPSA) to officially outdoor Prof. Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December 2020 Presidential elections.
Speaking to party faithful, Mahama said he is convinced that with Opoku-Agyemang’s “zeal for service and her unquestionable integrity, she will greatly impact the development focus of our activities as a party and when we come into government.”
“She has already began her policy briefings as incoming Vice President, ready and willing to work hard for Ghanaians,” Mahama said amid applause from NDC members present.
Touting her achievements as Education Minister, Mahama said Prof. Opoku-Agyemang’s leadership saw the country record the best BECE record ever.
She also spearheaded the upgrading of Polytechnics to Technical universities, and also oversaw the transformation of Colleges of Education into tertiary institutions, Mahama said.
Prof. Opoku-Agyemang also ensured the reduction of teacher absenteeism from 27 percent to seven percent, Mahama noted.
The former president also decried what he said was gender attacks on Prof. Opoku-Agyemang who is the first female running mate for a major political party in the country.
The people of Ghana, he said, do not need those attacks at this time.