Dr Mahama said this when he called on the Dakpema, Naa Alhassan Dawuni, at his palace as part of his visit to the Northern Region to interact with the chiefs and people of the region as well as the rank and file of the party.
He cited the way the health service handled the recent outbreak of meningitis that claimed almost 100 lives in some parts of the country.
He noted that the country should not have lost more than 10 people, more especially at a time when such diseases were preventable with the use of vaccines, and bemoaned the response of the health sector to the outbreak of the epidemic.
Dr Mahama, therefore, stated that a PNC government would restructure the health sector to make it more responsible and responsive to Ghanaians.
He said the PNC would also put in place pragmatic policies and programmes to save Ghanaians from the current economic hardships.
He added that a PNC government would put premium on agriculture so that the country could cut down cost, especially on food import, and that Ghana imported $300 million of rice annually, which, when reduced to half, would help boost the economy.
Dr Mahama noted that Ghana had a very youthful population and a PNC government would harness this great potential of the country to push its development agenda forward.
He said the youth constituted the powerful force of the country and when their needs were met, they could contribute significantly to the development of the country.
To this end, he said, his administration would tackle youth unemployment and corruption.