Government has set Monday, January 27, 2020, as the date to release comprehensive data on how it arrived at the 72 percent mark in the fulfilment of its 2016 campaign promises.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made the announcement, was very optimistic that this will bring to rest the doubts that have been cast on the successes of the government three years after assuming office.
He mentioned among other things, systems the government has put in place to track promises that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) did not even make but has still delivered on.
“On the 27th of January, we are going to outline in detail, first of all, what [is]in our manifesto [which]we have achieved…which constitute this 72 percent we speak about. We have a government tracking system that allows us to know which of our manifesto commitments we have fulfilled or fulfilling. Beyond that, we have the manifesto plus which deals with things that we did not even promise but are things that have been occasioned because of the exigencies of the moments [which]we have had to deal with. And so on the 27th of January , we will have the opportunity to go into detail on that one and put out the whole database.”
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah re-echoed how the NPP despite the supposed bad economy it inherited from the erstwhile Mahama administration has transformed the country and assured of more improvement should President Nana Akufo-Addo be given another term in office.
“Our candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo when given [another]four years will be able to do a lot more than what he has done. But broadly speaking, we started off with a weak economy.”
The Akufo-Addo government claims it has delivered about 72 percent of promises made to Ghanaians.
According to the government, this is manifested in how it has transformed Ghana into the fastest growing economy in the world.
“After three years in office, we can say without any shadow of a doubt, that we have fulfilled at least 72 percent of the promises we made. That is remarkable for any government in its first term in office,” Vice President Dr. Mahammadu Bawumia has said.