The National Democratic Congress (NDC),has slated Saturday September 17, for the launch of its Manifesto ahead of the 2016 elections.
The party’s 2016 campaign team made the announcement in a statement today [Monday].
The statement signed by Joyce Bawah Mogtari, spokesperson for the NDC’s 2016 campaign team, said the event will be held at Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region, and will be preceded by a presentation of the highlights of the manifesto by President John Dramani Mahama.
According to the party, the presentation of the highlights “is intended to give the public an insight into the focus areas of the 2016 NDC Manifesto” and will be held at the State Banquet Hall, State House, Accra at 7:00pm.
“The event, arranged as a prelude to the main launch of the Manifesto on Saturday September 17, in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region will also be attended by representatives of International Organisations, the Diplomatic Corps, Business Associations and Youth Groups,” the statement added.
“With the ‘Green Book’ effectively outlining the key policies we have implemented and the projects arising out of these policies, President Mahama will use the occasion to explain his vision for the next four years, and provide details of the key interventions he will be implementing in his second term.”
We’ll first release highlights of NDC manifesto
The NDC Campaign Coordinator, Kofi Adams, last week on the Citi Breakfast Show said the party will first release the manifesto highlights before publishing the full document.
“The NDC decided that for highlights of the manifesto we could do it in a week day, considering the fact that all these activities are being occupied with one major event or the other. Let His Excellency the President and Vice President lead the process in doing the highlights of our manifesto which has long been ready,” he added.
Our manifesto ideas are original – Mahama
President John Mahama had earlier declared that his party has no fears of opposition political parties copying the ideas contained in the NDC’s manifesto.
According to him, his party will not be discouraged from launching its manifesto ahead of other political parties because of fears that some of their ideas might be duplicated.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana