The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has called for public participation in the drafting of its manifesto for the 2020 elections. The 2020 Manifesto Committee of the party has in a statement dated Sunday, November 3, 2019, invited the submission of memoranda so as to enable the party develop what it calls a “Peoples Manifesto” that speaks to the direct needs and concerns of the citizenry.
A statement signed by the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, in charge of Operations, Mr Peter Boamah Otokunor said: “The objective is to develop a Grassroots Manifesto driven by the need to give meaning to our Social Democratic principles of inclusivity and mass participation in the pursuit of growth and development of our country”.
Below is a copy of the statement:
NDC REQUESTS FOR POLICY MEMORANDA FROM PUBLIC FOR 2020 MANIFESTO
The 2020 manifesto Committee of the National Democratic Congress in its bid to develop a ‘Peoples Manifesto’ that speaks to the direct needs and concerns of the people, wishes to announce the request for Policy Memoranda from the general public, Civil Society Organizations, Trade Unions, Associations and other identifiable groups in the country.
The objective to develop a ‘Grassroots Manifesto’ is driven by need to give meaning to our Social Democratic principles of inclusivity and mass participation in the pursuit of growth and development of our country. Such policy memoranda must be brief and concise, and should not be more than four A4 (4)pages.
All entries must be sent to the Office of the General Secretary through the Deputy General Secretary – (Operations) or emailed to email@example.com on or before Saturday, 7th December 2019. All Constituency and Regional Secretariats have also been directed by the party to coordinate the preparation of local draft manifestos at the Constituency level to address the peculiar needs of the masses in the various constituencies and submit same to the 2020 Manifesto Committee through the General Secretary’s Office on or before December 7, 2019.
Peter Boamah Otokunor
Deputy General Secretary—(Operations)