The General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the launch of the 2020 election manifesto has described the party’s manifesto as a “product of the people’s own thinking”.
On 7th September 2020, the National Democratic Congress launched its manifesto at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) for the 2020 general election scheduled for December 7.
Present at the launch were renowned party and state officials, namely: Haruna Iddrisu, Minority Leader of Parliament, Asiedu Nketia the General Secretary for the Party, the Committee Chairman, former Minister of Health, Professor Kwaku Danso Boafo, who also once served as Ghana’s Ambassador to Cuba.
The General Secretary, Asiedu Nketia in his speech revealed that the manifesto drew inspiration from the approach used in drafting the country’s current constitution, where the input of the average Ghanaian was sought and factored into its content.
He further described the party’s 2020 Manifesto as “another product of thinking outside the box…and it is the people’s manifesto”.
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“For the first time in the history of any political party in this country, we are presenting to you, a manifesto that was not developed by leaders of the party who have arrogated in themselves the power of thinking for other people, but ladies and gentlemen we are presenting to you the product of the people’s own thinking, which we have put together, polished and developed into implementable programmes”.
Mr Nketia expressed confidence in the fact that the NDC party, by this manifesto would solve “once and for all”, “the age-long problem of under-development of this country”, as the heart of the manifesto has been “derived out of what the people think is what is good for them”.
Also present at the launch were Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, Augustus Goosie Tanoh, Alex Mould, Sam P Yalley and former Gender Minister Nana Oye Lithur.
Others were Banda Ibrahim, Julius Debrah and Sherry Ayittey.
The launch of the National Democratic Congress was rescheduled from Monday, 31st August to Monday, 7th September 2020.
The Director of Communications of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoah has suggested that the decision by the NDC to postpone its manifesto launch from August to September was to enable the opposition party copy policies from the NPP’s manifesto.