Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia has said the Akufo-Addo administration has fulfilled 78 percent of its 2016 manifesto promises.
This is a higher percentage compared with the 48.78% policy think tank, IMANI Africa gave government.
“In all, we made 388 promises in our manifesto. The most recent validation exercise at the end of January 2019 shows that we had delivered or are delivering on 303, 78 percent of the promises, up from the 72 percent reported earlier,” Dr. Bawumia said.
He further stated that the government has so far delivered 114 of its promises while 189 additional promises are in the process of being fulfilled.
Dr. Bawumia was speaking at the Ashanti Region town hall meeting organised by the ministries of Information and Monitoring and Evaluation.
The town hall meeting was themed: “Demonstrating fulfilment of our promises.”
Reason for town hall meeting
The Government Town Hall Meeting was aimed at providing a platform for the government to account for its stewardship to the people of Ghana.
The Minister of Information had earlier said “if you look at our constitution, probity and accountability are ingrained in the constitution. We must on a regular basis also update and tell the people what we have done and they will have the opportunity to agree or disagree.”
Government introduces website to showcase, track its achievements
The Vice President also said a new website has been introduced to solely monitor government’s manifesto promises and track the successes it has chalked.
With the address name, www.delivery.gov.gh, the platform which basically provides the status report of the NPP’s 2016 manifesto promises also gives data on the gains made by the government so far, three years after assuming power.
Dr. Bawumia indicated that the move is to provide more clarity on the fact that the NPP has outperformed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the management of the country.