Mahama to hold first major media encounter ahead of 2024 elections

Elections Mahama to hold first major media encounter ahead of 2024 elections

Former President John Dramani Mahama will hold his first major media encounter on Sunday, July 7, as he kicks off engagements with journalists and the Ghanaian people ahead of next year's general elections.

The encounter, scheduled to take place in Accra, is being seen as an important opportunity for the 2024 flag bearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to outline his vision and plans if elected into office again on January 7, 2025.

In a statement issued on Monday by his spokesperson Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Mahama said the meeting recognizes the crucial role of the media in informing citizens.

"This major engagement with journalists is the first in a series of similar encounters that Mahama will have with the media before the December elections. It is an opportunity for him to share his vision for Ghana's future and address important national interest issues," the statement said in part.

It added: "He firmly believes that an open and interactive conversation with the media is vital in equipping the Ghanaian people with the information they need to make informed decisions."

The event signals Mahama's vow to run an issue-based campaign focused on transparency and dialogue with Ghanaians, according to his spokesperson.

It comes as political parties gear up to sell their manifestos and messages to voters ahead of the 2024 polls.

Already, his vice presidential candidate Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has had an engagement with female media practitioners in the country.


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