NDC sets a new date to launch its 2020 manifesto after postponing it
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has set Monday, September 7 as a new date to launch its 2020 manifesto.
The new date was set after they postponed the launch date on Friday August 28, to gather more needful ingredients to enrich their manifesto.
The latest update comes days after the National Communications Officer of the party, Sammy Gyamfi disclosed that the document will be launched on Monday August 31.
Sammy Gyamfi who was speaking during the 11th edition of the NDC’s Weekly Press Briefing said the document had been presented to the party’s manifesto committee after a formal approval by the flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama.
He had also explained that preparations are currently ongoing to ensure the smooth execution of the event which would be held in Accra.
The flagbearer of the NDC, ex-president Mahama noted that they had agreed to launch the manifesto this month but for some reasons the party has postponed it to a later date.
“I am a member of the manifesto launch committee and it was decided that our manifesto will be launched on the 31st of August,” he said.
Meanwhile, ahead of the date scheduled for the launching of the manifesto, some policies believed to be in the 2020 document have already found its way online.
This includes pledges by the party to employ all national service personnel who wish to be employed permanently after service.
Teachers were also factored in the leaked manifesto to get clothes, accommodation, and transportation allowance of 10per cent each, with 30per cent increase in salary.
Again, the NDC is promising Ghanaians that the next government will ensure free education from Kindergarten (KG) to Senior High School (SHS), no admission fee at nursing, teaching, technical college and Universities.
The party will again implement its Agenda 1million jobs for the youth and the BIG Push; $10Billion Infrastructure Program – both aimed at curbing unemployment within the country.