Founder and leader of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe has expressed shock at the number of promises in the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC’s) manifesto.
Launching the party’s manifesto yesterday September 7 2020, the NDC promised to ensure pensioners are paid 13th month bonuses, provide free tertiary education to persons with disability, absorb 50% of tertiary students fees and provide them free laptops, creating sustainable and decent jobs among others.
In reaction, Franklin Cudjoe expressed anxiety on how the NDC will raise money to implement some of these promises.
“I’m startled by a lot of the things I heard, I think this was very widely consulted. Two things jumped at me, I was questioning where they will get the money to execute all their promises but then it became apparent to me that the focus groups they talked to must be drivers of these agenda. So for instance, if you look at the pension sector, the whole idea to give decent housing to people or raise some capital of pension to be able to live a dignified life is noble,” he stated.
The NDC has expressed its commitment to ensure corruption becomes a high risk activity under their administration.