IMANI Africa, a policy think-tank has scored the Nana Akufo-Addo led-government 48.78 percen on the achievements of its 2016 Manifesto promises.
The think tank again gave the government a 54.35 percent marks for its economic management, indicating that out of a total of 162 promises, only 41 have been achieved. This is contained in the policy think-tank’s 2019 Imanifesto report released last week.
“Dis-aggregating the 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,” according to IMANIfesto report.
The report says the assessment is necessary not only because it will provide citizens a tool to demand accountability from the government and various political actors but would also ensure that government keeps the tab on the commitments that are yet to be executed.
The manifesto report is also to give the government the mandate to consolidate its accountability mechanisms in documenting and reporting on all initiatives that it has undertaken, particularly those it committed to in its manifesto and crucially.
“A basis should be provided for a national discourse on sensitive issues which fall through the cracks during policy design and implementation”, the report indicated.
According to IMANI Africa, the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government has travelled three out of four years of its time in office, pursuing various policies and reforms some of which it believed to be core to the delivery of the ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.
The 2019 IMANIfesto scores the performance of the government and explores how major policy initiatives carried the ordinary Ghanaian along.
A key observation from the data is that, there appears to be an aggressive strategy by the government in ensuring that its manifesto promises are fulfilled.
“Manifesto promises which have seen complete implementation make up about 27 percent of the total commitments made by the NPP in 2016,” the report indicated.
Source: Eric Nii Sackey || [email protected] com