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A Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has given the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) a mark of 48 per cent below par on its performance since the Akufo-Addo-led government took office.
IMANI said this “signifies a satisfactory performance” in its 2019 IMANIFesto which was launched on Wednesday.
In its scorecard, the report graded the government 54.35 per cent on the Economy.
The report said a total of 162 promises were made under the Economy Sector with 87 under General Economy, Trade and Industry. Agriculture and Tourism attracted 54 and 21 promises respectively.
Overall 41 (25.3 per cent) promises have been fully implemented, 101 (62.3 per cent) partially implemented and 20 (12.3 per cent) not initiated.
Under Human Capital Investment, IMANI assigned a score of 39.13 per cent and observed that a total of 62 promises were made; 32 under Education and 31 under Health.
However, 12 (19.4 per cent) promises were fully implemented, 27 (43.5 per cent) partially implemented and 27 (43.5 per cent) were not initiated.
Governance got a score of 46.21 per cent, Social Sector, 44 per cent, Energy, 43.78 per cent and Structural Development 47.75 per cent.
IMANIFesto is a framework that assesses political parties’ manifestos using a coding system comprised of quantitative indicators.
It analyses the status of implementation of pledges contained in the manifesto of the ruling party, the feasibility of manifestos presented by political parties prior to elections and the impact of their promises on the livelihood of the citizenry.
It is aimed at equipping voters to make a more informed political choice and to encourage both Ghanaian politicians and electorates to focus on issue-based elections rather than invective-based or ethnic-based elections.
The Ghana Report/ Dave Alamisi