President John Dramani Mahama has officially launched the manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the December general elections.
The launch of the manifesto, which makes NDC the second political party after the Progressive People's Party (PPP) to have launched its policy document, was held at the Sunyani Coronation park in the Brong Ahafo region on Saturday, September 17.
The three-hour long event saw speeches from the majority leader in parliament, Alban Bagbin, gender minister, Nana Oye Lithur, labour minister, Haruna Iddrisu and communications minister, Edward Omane Boamah.
The manifesto is based on four thematic areas:
1.Putting people first; social services and human resources
2. Strong and resilient economy for job creation
3. Expanding social and economic structures
4. Transparent and accountable governance
The official launch of the NDC manifesto follows scuffles between the opposition NPP and incumbent NDC over the original owner of the manifesto. Meanwhile, President Mahama has publicly admitted that he personally wrote part of the manifesto.