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NPP National Council meets in run-up to manifesto launch

The supreme governing body of the New Patriotic Party will meet tonight, says Oboshie Sai-Cofie, and approve the party’s manifesto for the 2020 election

The National Council of the governing New Patriotic Party will meet tonight from 6pm, ahead of tomorrow’s launch of the NPP 2020 manifesto in Cape Coast.

Today’s meeting in the Central Region, which will discuss related matters, is a precursor to the much-awaited 2020 manifesto launch.

The National Council is expected to take formal delivery of the finished text of the manifesto at the meeting.

The chair of the manifesto planning committee, Oboshie Sai-Cofie, announced this in an interview with Nana Yaa Mensah today on The Asaase Breakfast Show.

Serious commitment

“We have positioned this manifesto as both a historical record and an assessment of that record, and the meticulous plan for the next four years if the people of Ghana grant us our request, which is to vote for Nana Addo,” said Mrs Sai-Cofie, popularly known as Lady O.

“The selfless manifesto design team worked really hard and has put together some copy spelling out the last three and a half years, and then talking about what is planned for the future,” she said.

“This campaign is basically an assessment of our record. So we need people to appreciate that the promises or the commitments that were made in the 2016 manifesto have been treated with a certain level of serious commitment, and we’ve really done well at trying to reach that target,” Mrs Sai-Cofie said. “Then we lay out the plan for the future.”

Sneak preview

Mrs Sai-Cofie said the manifesto will be easy to read and will act as a guiding document for the campaign and a living representation of the covenant that President Akufo-Addo hopes to sign again with the people of Ghana.

The document, she said, will cover roughly ten themes and will be very much people-centred.

It will link infrastructure gains to verifiable benefits to all Ghanaians, in line with the president’s desire for a better Ghana.

Continuing development

Touching on the party’s track record, she said the Akufo-Addo-led government believes it has built a firm foundation, given the numerous efforts it has made to create jobs, develop infrastructure, establish industries and improve the manufacturing space.

This, Mrs Sai-Cofie said, warrants the vote of Ghanaians in the December general election to ensure continuity and the spread of similar projects across the country.

She also expressed optimism that the yet-to-be-launched manifesto will receive a positive and overwhelming endorsement.

Roughly 250 guests, including senior government officials, ministers and party executives, are expected to grace tomorrow’s event. It will be broadcast on radio and television and will also be streamed live on all of the NPP’s social media handles.

Fred Dzakpata

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