The 4-year manifesto plan by political parties cannot develop Ghana – Prof. Stephen Adei

The 4-year manifesto plan by political parties cannot develop Ghana – Prof. Stephen Adei

Ghanaian educationist and former rector of GIMPA, Professor Stephen Adei, has stated that Ghana cannot move forward when it keeps adapting its 'habitual' four-year manifesto plan.

Prof Adei disclosed that the only way a country can develop is when leaders have a long-term strategy in place to govern the people.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, he said, there are people who may be ideologically opposed to planning, there are some who are ideologically supportive of it but the reality is that no country can develop with a four-year manifesto.

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Prof Adei indicated that Ghanaians have become obsessed with public declarations of policies by politicians, especially during the electioneering period.

Ghanaians would go to the polls in December this year to elect 275 legislators and a president to steer the affairs of the nation for the next 4 years.

Based on the manifestos being read to them, citizens will make a choice to vote for a political party based on their affiliations or what message is being carried to them.

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In other news, former president Jerry John Rawlings has revealed that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) under the leadership of Akufo-Addo has plans to establish a bank - National Development Bank.

According to him, the bank that would be set up by the NPP would be purposely for the selfish gains of the political party.

Speaking at the commemoration of the 31st December 1981 Movement in Winneba, Rawlings noted that this alleged bank, when established, would cripple existing banks.

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