Policy think tank, IMANI Africa, has given the National Democratic Congress (NDC) a 52.9% rating for fulfilling some of the promises it made in its 2012 manifesto.
“The NDC for the past four years from our analysis had a final score of 52.9% and on our scale that is a fair performance,” Director of Technology at IMANI, Brian Dzansi, said when he presented the Think Tank’s findings on Thursday.
The report, the final one by IMANI on NDC’s manifesto for the previous elections, featured an assessment of the promises made in the manifesto dubbed ‘Advancing the Better Ghana Agenda’.
IMANI stated that the objective of their assessment was to evaluate the rate of execution of the programmes, policies and projects stated in the manifesto.
The think tank also stated that the analysis was purely output-based, hence the impact of the projects would not be considered, only the actual projects.
Brian Dzansi explained that they collated all the 500 promises in the NDC’s 2012 manifesto, and collected data on them.
Dzansi added that “we then did our analysis and we did the scoring and we went to validate this with the ministries, departments and agencies, and this is our final score.”
The President of the Think Tank, Franklin Cudjoe stated prior to the presentation that the research had been conducted independently and completely devoid of any political bias.
“At IMANI we eat data and churn out evidence,” he said.
IMANI, has previously said that should President Mahama be re-elected, the NDC would need about $24 billion in order to fulfill more than half of the promises made in it’s manifesto for the 2012 elections.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecide.com/Ghana