NDC manifesto is a recycle of the 2016 rejected one—Ursula Owusu-Ekuful mocks
The Minister of Communication Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has stated that the Manifesto of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is nothing but a recycled message from 2016 election campaign which was rejected by Ghanaians.
According to her, the Manifesto dubbed: “People’s Manifesto” which was launched on Monday entailed no key developmental plans for Ghanaians to boast off.
In a post to express her opinion about the NDC manifesto after its launch, Ms Owusu-Ekuful maintained that the Manifesto would be rejected once again by Ghanaians.
She said the People’s Manifesto did not contain any relevant promise for the electorates to trust the ex-President John Dramani Mahama and his running mate Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang with the presidential seat.
“NDC manifesto is just recycled. No difference from the rejected 2016 one,” Ms Owusu-Ekuful jabbed.
Meanwhile, the flag bearer of the NDC Party, John Dramani Mahama has insisted that the next NDC administration under his watch would transform the country into an advanced nation.
He indicated that the current challenges in the country would require new policy formulation and standards to transform the country into an advanced one which should be a moral obligation in the quest to aim for greatness.
“Good enough is no longer good enough, to prosper and thrive, we need a fundamental change, we need to set our standards, expectations far higher than “good enough” if we settle for good enough, we settle for a slow death of our very soul and our pride,” the former president said.
He explained that his decision to recontest for the Presidency was to fix some challenges his government could not address during his term of office and expressed desire to do it now to help propel the economy and create jobs for the youth to enhance national development.
“You offered me humbling chance to serve you from highest offices in the country – first as Vice-President, for four years, and then as president for another four years, I will forever be grateful and fight for your wellbeing, hopes and rights with all my strength for the rest of my life.
But since I have already been there, why run again? I know many of you ask this question – sometimes openly, sometimes in silence. Why run again? It is fair question, and deserves fair, personal answer, our manifesto will provide the answer, but collective answer, coming from all NDC members and supporters who participated in its formulation since no country can aspire to become developed, no society can be truly resilient in crisis and adversity without solid economic and social infrastructure,” he added.
To create sustainable and ever-growing prosperity, former president Mahama indicated that it required building robust social and economic infrastructure, one that supports creativity, innovation and production of high value-added products and services and he was the leader who could deliver that humanity service.
“Unfortunately, the current government has refused to continue on path and failed to make our nation less vulnerable and more resilient, he added.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE