Stephen Yakubu, the Upper East Regional Minister, has voiced concern that former President John Dramani Mahama’s proposed 24-hour economy may force men to lose their spouses since they will not have time to sleep with them at night.
According to him, if the proposed project is adopted, farmers would be required to labor on their fields both day and night, denying them time to spend with their wives at night.
He made the claim while making a speech on behalf of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the 2023 Sekote Tenglebgre Festival by the Chiefs and People of Sekoti in the Nabdam District.
“The vice president claims to understand the region. He said, my brothers, this 24-hour economy; while we labor in
“In the night you want us to go and be farming and then people will come and take our wives away? Naa, chairman we have to be careful with this 24-hour thing,” Minister Yakubu warned.
Mahama, the opposition National Democratic Congress’s presidential contender for 2024, has identified a 24-hour economy as one of the primary objectives his administration will implement if he regains power.
He stated that the NDC administration will give incentives and tax exemptions for manufacturers who run longer hours to create more job opportunities in 2025.