The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) is done putting together its manifesto for this year’s elections, and the party is preparing to fix a date to launch it, Mr Koku Anyidoho, a Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, has said.
“As I speak to you, it (the manifesto) is ready; the whole document is ready. We just need a day and a date for a real launch. But, otherwise, work has finished, we have our manifesto ready to lay it out for Ghanaians to know what we intend to do in the next four years God-willing,” he said on the sidelines of a health walk organised in Ho on Sunday to launch the campaign of Benjamin Kpodo, the incumbent Ho Central MP, and solicit 80,000 votes in the upcoming general elections.
Last week, National Organiser of the NDC, Kofi Adams, revealed President John Dramani Mahama had made good on most of the campaign promises in the National Democratic Congress’ manifesto for the 2012 presidential elections.
“We have covered most parts of our manifesto in 2012 and performed creditably in providing the right reforms and fundamentals needed for accelerated economic growth,” he said.
Ahead of the November 7 polls, Mr Adams revealed the NDC was almost done compiling its 2016 manifesto and would soon launch it for Ghanaians to know the package Mr Mahama has for them.
He highlighted the party’s 2016 manifesto as focusing on “investing in our people that will change their lives and transform Ghana”.
“Our [NDC] presidential candidate is very credible [and]… acknowledged globally; it’s clear when the world needed two people to lead the process for attaining the new goals set for bettering the world dubbed, ‘Sustainable Development Goals’, it was President John Dramani Mahama and the Prime Minister of Norway who were nominated to lead the process,” Mr Adams said.
He said the manifesto would also capture the socio-economic and political realities after 2012 and then showcase government’s programmes and activities that would bring out the realities beyond 2016.