NDC’s 14% Scoring of NPP Manifesto Promises unfair – Franklin Cudjoe of IMANI
NDC’s 14% Scoring of NPP Manifesto Promises unfair: Founder and President of IMANI Centre for Policy and Education, Franklin Cudjoe has described as stingy, the 14 percent rating of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) manifesto achievement by opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Contributing on the tussle between the two political parties on Adom FM’s current affairs show, Burning Issues, on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, Mr. Cudjoe said even though the 14 percent is laughable, he is happy with the manifesto rating exercise.
He explained that the NDC may not be objective with the rating due to the populism attached to the exercise saying the score, “in the realm of politics are allowed but they are very stingy”.
Additionally, the IMANI president added that the politicking aspect of the rating should be minimized irrespective of the fact that the NDC is undertaking the exercise to win power.
Mr. Cudjoe further reiterated his happiness with the exercise as it exhibits how manifestos are becoming an important element in Ghana’s democracy, rather than being a mere document.
“We are moving forward and I think it is important” he told host, Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom.
He nevertheless averred that the political parties should map out means of financing their manifesto promises, instead of relying on taxation.