- The NDC has dismissed NPP's manifesto for 2020 elections
- The NDC says the NPP manifesto is full of lies and things that can't be achieved
- Meanwhile, the NDC will make public its manifesto on August 31
- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
The biggest opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has described the incumbent New Patriotic Party’s manifesto as uninspiring and recycled.
The Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Peter Otokunor, told Citi News, the NPP has only repackaged their failed promises to Ghanaians to lure them for votes come December 7.
He added that the NPP manifesto is also full of promises which are not doable and feasible in this current Ghana.
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“… here we are, it is the same old recycled, outrageous promises without any basis or clear direction. Most of the promises were made because they think that they have to say something,” Otokunor noted.
Meanwhile, the NDC has also revealed it will launch its manifesto on August 31, 2020.
The party’s National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi announced at a press conference in Accra on Monday, August 24, 2020.
“The flagbearer of the NDC has indicated that our manifesto will be launched this month. I am a member of the manifesto launch committee and it was decided that our manifesto will be launched on the 31st of August. And to those of you who are wondering whether it will be in Accra or another region, it will be in Accra.”
The opposition NDC has already given hints of some things to expect in their manifesto. They include an increase in maternity leave from three to four months, free primary healthcare and a $10-billion accelerated infrastructural plan.
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The NPP on Saturday, August 22 launched its 2020 manifesto which features a breakdown of what the party believes are worthy achievements of its first term in office.
YEN.com.gh also earlier reported that former President John Dramani Mahama has repeated his call for a debate with President Akufo-Addo on a comparison of their track records as presidents.
He says the NDC has a more superior record of providing an equitable distribution of development projects across the country than the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Addressing the chiefs and people of Kwamekrom in the Biakoye constituency at the beginning of a three-day tour of the Oti Region on Friday, August 21, Mahama said President Akufo-Addo is at liberty to select the moderators and the institution that he wants to organise the debate, and he will show up to debate the president on any day, at any time and anywhere.
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