- NDC has launched its manifesto ahead of the December polls
- The NDC flagbearer says the document has solutions to all the challenges in the various sectors of the economy
- YEN.com.gh has compiled 7 takeaways from the manifesto
- Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) launched its 2020 Manifesto on Monday, September 7, 2020.
In an event monitored by YEN.com.gh, the NDC says their manifesto is aimed at creating jobs and building a strong economy when it wins the December polls.
Dubbed the ‘People’s Manifesto‘, the 143-page policy document focus on delivering on the following development priorities over the next four (4) years.
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Speaking at the event, the flagbearer of the opposition party, John Dramani Mahama, described the document as one that holds the key to the destiny of Ghana.
“This manifesto holds the key to Ghana’s destiny”.
The document is themed ‘Jobs and prosperity for all; the people’s manifesto”.
The NDC, in addition, launched the braille version of the document to aid persons living with a disability (PWD’s) to appreciate the NDC’s campaign promises.
The NDC’s flagbearer and running mate amongst other things promised a lot of things to Ghanaians.
YEN.com.gh has compiled 7 of the promises by the NDC that easily win them the 2020 polls.
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1. Free tertiary education for people living with disabilities
The NDC manifesto has promised to offer free tertiary education for people living with disabilities if the party wins the 2020 elections.
2. Private schools to join Free SHS
The ‘People’s Manifesto‘ also promised to include private schools to the Free Senior High School programme introduced by President John Akufo-Addo.
“The next NDC Government will: make the Free Senior High School Programme better by ensuring that its numerous challenges are addressed, and higher standards introduced. To also expand the Free SHS programme to cover students in private Senior High Schools in underserved/deprived areas."
3. Absorb 50% of university fees for the next academic year
The NDC also says it will absorb 50% of fees for tertiary students for the 2020/2021 academic year if the party wins power after the December polls.
The party noted that this will cushion parents and students whose finances have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
4. Scrap law banning accident cars
According to the NDC, their next government will scrap the law that bans the importation of accident cars.
They say this will stimulate the local automotive industry rather than kill it.
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5. Pensioners to enjoy 13th month
Former President John Mahama said he will ensure that pensioners are paid a 13th-month bonus.
He said he will ensure that the Pensions Act is amended to make that possible.
6. Corruption to be made a high-risk activity
The NDC manifesto also promised to fight corruption. The NDC says it believes eradicating graft is a sure way of ensuring the development of the country.
7. Extend maternity leave to 4 months, fathers get 7 days
The NDC also has promised to extend maternity leave from the current three months to four months.
This was revealed by the party’s running mate for the elections, Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This was announced by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency, on his Facebook wall on Monday, September 7, 2020.
He said the announcement was made at the 57th ECOWAS Summit which is being held in Niamey, capital of Niger.
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