Election 2020: CDD-Ghana launches ‘The Manifesto Project’

Story by David Amarquaye

The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has launched “The Manifesto Project”, a document which encapsulates the expectations of Ghanaian voters ahead of the 2020 general elections.

The compilation of the report which commenced in 2019 targeted 10 thematic areas purposely to  inform and influence national agenda-setting and policy for inclusive development by gathering and synthesizing data and evidence from diverse sources, actors, interests, and stakeholders and feeding these as inputs for political parties in the development of their manifestos ahead of the 2020 general elections.

The sectors covered by the document bothered on governance, the economy, agriculture, extractives, social protection and marginalised groups, education, health, housing, security and public safety, and transport.

Speaking at the launch of the report, Vice Chairperson of the National Development Planning Commission, Professor Takyiwaa Manuh applauded CDD-Ghana and its partners for the good job done on the document.

“We are getting into the manifesto season so it is good that it has come at this time. It is not a monopoly of government to have manifestos…use this to monitor the responsiveness of government as it says, it is not prescriptive; it is diagnostic. It looked at what are the problems and how can we deal with the problems. It offers a menu of suggestions that can be used,” Professor Manuh stated.
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