The Foundation which expressed much confidence in the ruling party’s manifesto, maintained that all the promises outlined in the NDC’s manifesto would not be able to meaningfully address the long-term development of Ghana.
In a statement issued in Accra, the Diaspora Patriots in Ghana Foundation questioned:
“what will legislation to legalize Okada, build more mortuaries in Zongo Communities, paying half of tertiarry students’ fees and tax incentives to landlords to reduce rent advance payments do to contribute to the sustained building of the Ghanaian economy and improve the lives of all citizens for the long term?”
It stated that the NPP’s 2020 manifesto unlike the NDC, has laid out concrete roadmap to continue the transformational and structural changes being made to build a prosperous Ghana now and for the future generations.
“From our perspective, however, whereas the 2020 NPP Manifesto seeks to build on achievements attained through the implementation of its 2016 Manifesto, the NDC Manifesto is inundated with short term offerings and platitudes that is designed to serve the interests of selected interest groups”. The statemant read.
According to the Foundation, the 2016 and 2020 NPP Manifestos layout concrete plans to build a solid foundation for the economic and social growth of Ghana.
The statement also cited the rejuvenation and expansion of the Ghana Railway Network to key regions of the country, the ongoing building of roads to critical productive areas of the country, the One District One Factory, One Warehouse and One Dam programs among others as some of the key examples of infrastructure projects by the NPP already impacting lives.
It said, those projects are critical and formidable infrastructure projects that will transform and sustain the economy and growth of Ghana for generations.
“Diaspora Patriots in Ghana Foundation is however humbled to know that the NDC now believes in the relevance of NPP’s Free SHS, job creation programs, maintenance of allowances for trainee nurses and teachers (a program the NDC cancelled when in office) but have duly coopted these programs in their Manifesto”.
The statement expressed confidence that Ghanaian citizens would not allow the NDC to hoodwink them with their ‘purely populist Manifesto’ but would rather realise that the opposition party lacked the credibility to deliver