The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), has rubbished reports by policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, suggesting that most campaign promises made by the party are non-quantifiable, meaning they cannot be measured in terms of cost and more.
The party insisted that, their much touted one factory one district policy as well as other promises they’ve made are possible hence “we are sticking to them.”
Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana on Thursday, released a report on promises made so far by political parties ahead of the December 7 general elections, stating that only 18 out of the 247 promises collectively made by the various parties were quantifiable.
In relation to the NPP, IMANI Ghana said their promise of reviving the NHIS and the much touted one factory, one district were all not assessable. The report said of the 29 promises made by the NPP, “only one is quantifiable, 14, semi-quantifiable and 14 non-quantifiable.”
But speaking to Top News, the NPP’s Deputy Director of Communications, Anthony Karbo, argued that all their promises are attainable and would fulfill them should they win power in December. Anthony Karbo also said the NPP will not back down on its promises and took on IMANI for making such claims.
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Meanwhile, the President of IMANI Ghana Policy Think Tank, Mr. Franklin Cudjoe outlined their procedures for their research saying their research is just to show the Ghanaian’s what the politicians have been promising them and thus to make the right decision ahead of the elections.
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By: Samuel Opoku Brown