The opposition National Democratic Congress’ 2020 manifesto will be generated from the constituency level to include the needs of the local areas and also a performance measuring component.
This is according to the Volta Regional Secretary of the NDC, James Gunu, who believes such a manifesto will enjoy local and grassroots ownership and commitment.
Mr. Gunu said a bottom-up approach to manifesto preparation will bring the needs and desires of the ordinary Ghanaian to bear in planning for the progress of Ghana.
Mr. Gunu also indicated that the party’s manifesto will come with a performance contract between the locals and the party’s leadership with which the people of the Volta Region will measure the performance of the party when it comes back to power to avoid what he called the parading of falsehood that the NDC had not done that much for the region.
“It is just because we have not been able to come out with what we want as a region and what we have been able to deliver based on our needs and wants so that we can measure. And when we can do that, if someone comes to say NDC has not done anything for the region, we can quickly point to the performance contracts. We can then say look at the Ho Central Market, the CHPS compounds, the airport and others. Who can say we have abandoned the Region? That assertion is not true, and a performance contract will cure that mischief,” Mr. Gunu told Citi News.
Touting some of the achievements of the NDC, Mr. Gunu claimed that “we all saw the infrastructure, the development in terms of education water, and health.”
“With electricity, the NPP has not added a single megawatt to the nations power generation, and the country is gradually going back into the dumsor. In some areas, we are told there is frequent power outages and even though the NPP will not admit it, the ordinary Ghanaian knows the true state of the country”.
Mr. Gunu said that the “Volta region is committed to giving the NDC the votes to maintain the world bank status and that is why I am advocating for the bottom-up approach to the manifesto preparation.”
He added that the performance contract which will be derived from the manifesto which will help develop strategies to meet the needs of the Volta Region “and further clear the erroneous impression that the NDC does not have the region at heart.”
The NDC had elected its flag bearer last Saturday [23rd February 2019] is readying itself to unseat the NPP in the 2020 general elections.
By: Benjamin Aklama | citinewsroom.com | [email protected] | Ghana | @bk_aklama