The lavish promises of politicians ahead of the December elections have drawn the attention of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII). The policy think tank is entreating all political parties especially the two leading parties, NDC and NPP to stop "the game of empty promises and rather focus on issues".
Head of GII, Linda Ofori-Kwarfo, argues that the Ghanaian voter has become very discerning and that " convinced by all those big gargantuan promises that cannot be accomplished”.
The campaign trail has seen politicians especially of the main NDC and NPP make lavish promises. President Mahama in the highlights of the NDC manifesto promised to provide each student with tablets. The NDC flagbearer has also promised Ghanaian voters "one-house, one meter".
Flagbearer of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo has also promised to construct dams in every community of the Northern region. Nana Addo also vowed to build factories in all districts in the country.
Meanwhile, both NPP and NDC continue to attack each other over the manifesto of the ruling National Democratic Congress. President Mahama has officially responded to the claims arguing that he wrote part of the manifesto by himself.
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