”The manifesto which was launched days ago was drafted by the Ghanaian people. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) only practically facilitated it”. These were the words of a former Chief Executive Officer for Bulk Oil Storage and Transport (BOST), Kwame Awuah-Darko.
“First of all, this manifesto was done by the people of Ghana for the people of Ghana. The NDC practically facilitated it. All key members of the team put in a hard and good work. President Mahama was heavily involved. We shared ideas and read through scripts. It is exactly what the people of Ghana are asking for from their political leaders.
”The document isn’t a tail wagging the dog but the head listening to the body which is how it should be. If you want to lead the people, you must understand not only who they are where they are. And you must have a vision that articulate where we’ll all like to go and we’ll all like to be. That’s exactly what the manifesto entails, the will of the people.”
He said in an interview, on Wednesday, September 9,2020.
Mr Awuah-Darko added that, the key points in the manifesto is to look at where it came from. That way one can appreciate the document.
”I think our General Secretary Aseidu Nketia made an interesting remark on how we came about it. Former president Rawlings insisted the 4th Republican constitution be written by listening and consulting with the ordinary people of this country. All the previous constitution that had been written before didn’t last 5 years, simply because it was done by intellectuals, people who had arrogated upon themselves the right to rule a country, whereas the people also had their ideas.”
”Ghana has evolved. We’ve gone from 3 to 30 million people, so what you would do in 60s is not what you’ll do in the 90s. We’ve gone from a country where education penetration was about 6% to where it is about 60% today. because More universities have been built and more people have attended school. Most interesting today, there’s social media. So you can have a Ghanaian living in some parts of the country and can understand what’s happening in the rest of the world. So you got to approach the Ghanaian as if he’s intelligent, smart and knows what he wants out of life – And that’s what the manifesto is all about, He added.
The manifesto captured all sectors of the economy and brought some social intervention policies which members of the party say will transform the country better than what their opponents are doing currently.