NPP has only achieved 14% of promises – NDC
In a year of accountability politics, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has scored the government 14% on the delivery of its manifesto promises.
That comes down to 86 fulfilled promises of the 631 which the NDC says are listed in the NPP 2016 manifesto.
When the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) government last assessed itself, it said the government had scored 78% on its deliverables.
But at a party press conference complete with a Ted talk style presentation, MP for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said, “We contend very strongly that the 78% given by the Akufo-Addo government is a scam.”
It was the NDC MP who presented the opposition party’s verdict at the 3rd Weekly Press Briefing on the theme: ‘NPP 2016 Manifesto In Perspective Claims, Deception and Reality’.
After almost four years in government, the NDC said they analyzed the 2016 manifesto of the NPP thoroughly.
Mr. Ablakwa said they found 631 promises instead of 388 put out by Vice President Dr Mamamudu Bawumia.
The party documented all the promises in the presentation and specific pages and document numbers where they extracted the pledges.
Okudzeto Ablakwa indicated, the mark the NPP had awarded was not out of malice. He said NDC “wish that our opponents will do well to challenge us.”
The 78% was government’s assessment of its performance issued last year after think tank IMANI Africa scores them 48%.
He condemned the government for ”understating promises” and “intellectual dishonesty”.
Providing a break down of the government’s performance, the North Tongu MP said the Akufo-Addo government scored 27% for achieving 12 out of 33 promises.
For agriculture, the NDC gave the government 18% for honouring 13 out of 61 promises.
For education, the NPP government had 18% for achieving seven promises out of 31 promises. The achieved promises included the roll-out of the Free Senior High School (SHS) policy.
“They have all the resources in the oil sector yet they have nothing to show,” Mr Ablakwa noted.
He concluded that “the NPP government is only good at making promises” but lacked the leadership to ensure that projects were completed.
The details of the score are below:
Policy think-tank, IMANI Africa, which is also in the mark-awarding industry scored the NPP government 48%.