Kojo Oppong Nkrumah the Minister of Information under the current Nana Addo led administration has questioned the credibility of the flagbearer of National opposition Democratic Congress (NDC) in fulfilling NDC manifesto promises.
In an interview on Joynews monitored by Talks Africa Media, he said; “I think that the question of manifestos and promises must be looked at very simply from two perspectives.
The legislator’s reaction is in response to NDC’s 2020 manifesto launch Themed, the “People’s Manifesto: Jobs, Prosperity and more” that took place on Monday evening, September 10 at UPSA.
He held that, first of all, the credibility of the promises that are being made and then secondly the how.
To the Minister of information, when you take the credibility, the good thing is that for the first time the two persons who are the frontrunners in this elections have both had the opportunity to occupy the office of President.
He stressed that, So in looking at the credibility of the promises they are making, one ought to first look at their track records when they were in office and their positions on some of the matters they are speaking to today.
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah asserted that, this will help anybody who wants to do an analysis to understand whether or not you can take any of these promises as credible.
“If you have somebody who during his period run down the Ghanaian economy, went to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout and as a result could not employ young people when they were graduating from school.” He argued.
“You recall the graduate unemployment associations that were formed. You recall the cancellation of allowances because of economic crisis and the argument that even if they will vote against us they should vote against us.” He further emphasized.
He further advanced the question that, and today this person comes back and says that he is going to create one million jobs. Does it sound to anybody like a credible promise?
Talks Africa Media | Iddrisu Muftaw