Akufo-Addo: I’ve done 72% of my promises; Ignore IMANI’s 48%

President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated he totally disagrees with IMANI’s 48% rating of his government.

Speaking to the media on Friday, the Ghanaian leader said his government has delivered most of its campaign promising, making the policy think-tank’s assessment void.

According to him, per the government’s data, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will score itself around 72%.

“We’ve fundamental disagreement. Our figures and assessment is the accurate one – 72%,” Akufo-Addo told the media. “I think we deserve much higher.”

IMANI Africa has scored the Akufo-Addo government 48.78% in the delivery of its campaign promises so far.

They also scored the government 54.35% for its handling of the economy. The manifesto assessments by IMANI which was outdoored Wednesday said government has only implemented 41 out of the 162 promises it made in the party’s 2016 manifesto.

The 2019 IMANIfesto rates the performance of the NPP government and assesses how major policy initiatives involved the citizenry along in pursuit of their own economic advancement.

“Collecting data from the 2016 NPP manifesto, all main and supplementary budgets by the government to date, annual progress reports, auditor general’s reports, reports of statutory bodies such as the public interest and accountability committee, parliamentary Hansards, websites of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs, newspapers and news portals, the results show that, the government has achieved an overall performance on executing its manifesto commitment of 48.78 percent. This is a satisfactory progress, according to the IMANI MANIFESTO ASSESSMENT (IMMA) Framework, although it sits in the lower bounds of this interpretation. Disaggregating this performance, the NPP government scores, 54.35 percent in the delivery of its commitments on the economy, 46.21 percent on governance, and 46.44 percent on infrastructure.

“The government scores 39.13 percent and 43.78 percent on human capital development and social services respectively. Clearly, the aggressive strategy of the government in driving the agriculture industry is seen in its commitment to ensuring that it pushes through most of its promises to “resuscitate” the sector, with positive results registered in some value chains. It is also a progressive sign to see that, performances in the economy, education and infrastructure, are all pushing the median mark of execution. Health and information technology require significant attention. With the final budget of the government having been presented, a window of opportunity exists for further considerations to ensure these themes also see some marked improvements,” IMANI’s executive summary said.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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