Ghana Center for Democratic Governance has on 18th August, 2020, engaged media practitioners in Tamale and other CSO’s players in agric, political parties on research and manifesto’s ahead of the 2020 general elections.
The research described as the “Manifesto Project” seeks to assist political parties on critical areas to consider in drafting the 2020 election.
The critical areas of considerations includes, Social Protection, Governance and Agric which political parties should deemed necessary to input in their manifesto’s.
During a moderation at Tamale, the Executive Director for CDD-Ghana Prof. H. Kwesi Prempeh, said all over the years political parties make promises through their manifesto’s but are always unable to deliver.
However, the constitution does not hold any Government responsible if they are not able to deliver their promises, Prof Prempeh indicated.
Desperate to win power, political parties make unrealistic promises that they know they can’t fulfill and the law can’t hold them responsible, Prof. Prempeh said.
Prof Prempeh added that politics has eating into our public administration which has affected delivery of public service more especially in the area our local governance.
He also also bemoaned the monetisation of political campaigns which he said breeds corruption as political financiers will do all their best to retrieve their investment after winning an elections.
He maintained that the research is not to propose to political parties but to provide a guide to them in drafting their manifestos as a research organisation.
He urged journalists and media practitioners to put political parties on their toes in the drafting of their manifesto’s and ensuring that the promises are fulfilled as promised.
CDD- Ghana will hold similar engagement with the media and other CSO’s in the Upper East Region next week.