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NDC scores Akufo-Addo led government 14% (F) in fulfilling 2016 manifesto promises

The largest opposition National Democratic Congress has rated the Akufo-Addo led government 14 percent in the fulfillment of promises made to the electorate ahead of the 2016 general elections.

This verdict by the NDC is in sharp contrast to the 78 percent score by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia a few months ago.

Addressing participants at a Government Townhall Meeting and Results in Fair on February 11, 2020, Dr. Bawumia said the NPP government had delivered 114 of its promises while 189 additional promises are in the process of being fulfilled.

“Notwithstanding the difficult economy we inherited, we had to get on with it and start to fix the problems. We were cognizant of our many promises. In fact, at the direction of President Akufo-Addo, we put together a dashboard of manifesto promises immediately after we were declared winners of the 2016 election, and before we were sworn into office. We have been using this dashboard to track our manifesto promises since,” he said.

“The data and the evidence are clear that we have largely met our manifesto promises. We have delivered and are delivering on over 300 of our promises, and we are on course to do even more,” he added.

But at a press briefing on Monday, June 15, 2020, the NDC, said a careful assessment of the numerous promises by the NPP government, reveals that only 86 out of the 631 promises they made have been fulfilled.

Addressing the media, North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa also scored three ministries (Youth and Sports; Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs; as well as Local Government and Rural Development) zero for their abysmal performance so far.

“You are given four good years of the destiny of the people and all you can do is 14 percent. And even this we have been so generous. You scored an F,” he mocked, adding: “You don’t even have the courage to apologize for it and try to see if you make amends but you think you can lie your way through by understating the number of promises that you made.”

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