NDC Fulfilled 52.9% of 2012 Manifesto Promises – IMANI

According to IMANI Ghana, NDC fulfilled 52.9% of her 2012 manifesto promises. This they qualified as fair performance

Reports from GraphicOnline reveal that a study by IMANI presented in Accra yesterday, the policy think tank said the NDC scored 60.64 per cent in energy for growth, achieved 100 per cent for fulfilling its promise to complete a gas infrastructure plan and 100 per cent for keeping its pledge to enact the Local Content and Participation Law.However, the ruling party scored 40 per cent in the area of housing, which IMANI described as weak. The report said although the NDC performed highly in urban housing, it failed to fulfill the promise to upgrade existing slums in the urban areas.

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Presenting some aspects of the study on the performance of the NDC in thematic areas such as the economy, education, governance and the social sector in Accra yesterday, the Director of Technology and Social Media of IMANI, Mr Brain Dzansi, said: “We had different rates for each of our sub-themes and when we put all the data together into that scale, we scored 52.9 per cent.”

According to Mr Dzanzi the 60.64 per cent score in energy for growth was a good performance, explaining that oil and gas was the highest performance under energy, while under power, it performed poorly, as well as abysmally in renewable energy. He also stated that the NDC fulfilled her promise of enacting the Local Content and Participation Law as well as completing the gas infrastructure plan; all aimed at helping improve the local capacity of Ghanaians in oil and gas.

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However, policy think tank IMANIdisclosed that the President he would need close to $24 billion in order to fulfill more than half of the new promises in the manifesto – about 75%.

The aim of IMANI’s assessment is to evaluate the rate of execution of the programmes, policies and projects stated in the manifesto.