The leading opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will later today, Monday, September 7, 2020 outdoor its manifesto ahead of the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections, after losing power to the New Patriotic Party in 2016.
The launch, which will take place at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), will represent the vision and programmes of the John Mahama-Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang ticket for the 2020 elections and address the felt needs of people.
After months of wide consultations with various interest groups and individuals across the country, the party says the 2020 manifesto will transform Ghana into an advanced nation should the NDC be given the nod in the upcoming elections.
Speaking on Sunday, ahead of the launch, the party’s 2020 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama indicated that the current challenges in the country require new policies and standards, a move the party intends to take when it comes into power.
“Good enough’ is no longer good enough! To prosper and thrive, we need a fundamental change! We need to set our standards and expectations far higher than “good enough”! If we settle for “good enough”, we settle for slow death of our very soul and of our pride,” he said.
According to him, “I know many of you ask this question — sometimes openly, sometimes in silence. Why run again? It is a fair question and it deserves a fair, personal answer.”
The former president said the manifesto will answer all such questions, but personally, he has no problem with that question.
Though the party could not fulfill an earlier promise to launch the manifesto on August 31, 2020, the party says the reschedule was to enable its National Executive Committee and Council of Elders to approve the policy principles and strategies promised in the manifesto.
Amongst some of the key initiatives expected later today in the manifesto include but not limited to the appointment of women in decision-making, the introduction of a free health care plan, payment of funds to depositors of the collapsed financial institutions as well as the establishment of a Financial Services Authority.
Story by: Christian Yalley | universnewsroom.com