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Source: Various - Below is proof of 81 NPP Election Promises - According to some sources, the worst record of governance under the fourth republic. The NPP migt have broke a staggering 81 manifesto promises in 2000 and 2004. 
The pages on which the promises are found in the manifesto are shown against the promises.1 to 58 can be found in their 2000 manifesto while 59 to 81 can be found in the 2004 manifesto.Lofty and boastful rhetoric in opposition,dismal and abysmal showing in government.

NPP’S 2000 and 2004 MANIFESTO
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NPP’S LITANY OF PROMISES

1. Create jobs for all persons able and willing to work and to reward each of them appropriately. Page 5

2. Reduce the tax burden especially on workers and pensioners. Page 5

3. Empower all Ghanaians, especially our women and youth, by supporting their entrepreneurial initiatives. Page 5

4. Ensure an even balanced development of all the regions in Ghana. Page 5

5. Totally develop the rural areas through the pursuit of an aggressive integrated rural development programme. Page 6

6. An NPP government will cut the size and budget of the offices of the President and the Vice President, the budget and the size of the cabinet secretariat, the number of Ministers and other Presidential Appointees, and channel the resources to spur greater economic growth. Page 8

7. An NPP government will provide government loan guarantees under a new programme called the Small Business Assistance Programme. Under this programme, an NPP government will guarantee 80% of the loans provided to qualified SMEs. Page 10

8. Creation of Ghana Investment Fund. NPP government will contribute 30-50 billion Cedis each year for four years to raise 25 percent of the share capital. Page 11

9. Large scale exploitation of Ghana’s bauxite, clay and stone deposits will be commenced. Page 12

10. Ghana’s aluminium-based products will be promoted to penetrate the wider international market. Page 12

11. Major fishing and processing ventures have been allowed to decay while European and Asian producers continue to prosper off Ghana’s maritime resources. Government will help to reverse this trend. Page 13

12. An NPP government will establish a Technologies Information Network, involving our universities and research institutions, industry associations, and key government agencies…..Qualified science and technology staff will be attached to our Missions abroad to feed the Network with relevant information. Page 13

13. ....an NPP government will work with all our trading partners to negotiate an Anti-Dumping Code to guide our trade relationships. Page 14

14. Further, a National Subsidies Code, consistent with the rules and regulations of World Trade Organization and the protocol of ECOWAS will be developed to provide fiscal support and other subsidies to Ghanaian firms to enhance their ability to compete in a global economy. In addition, qualitative and quantitative trade restrictions will be used to support Ghanaian producers. Page 14

15. Development of the tourist sector to make it less import intensive and substantially increase its net foreign exchange earnings, granting special credits and technical up-grading to “chop bars”, lower-end hotels and restaurants to improve their surroundings and services to tourists. Page 14

16. Up-grading of the numerous small garages and fitter’s shops through a) access to credits to acquire equipment and tools, b) making available technical training through linkages with tertiary engineering institutions, to provide supporting services to agriculture and industry. Page 14

17. Rehabilitation of our urban markets, internationally famous as the home of the enterprising West African “market women”, and provision of adequate drainage and healthy surroundings to make them suitable places for trading and major tourist attraction. Page 14

18. Modernization and extension of railway network. Connection to the Northern Regions within the next decade. Page 15

19. Adequate drainage facilities particularly in the urban areas to protect life and property. Page 15

20. Adequate water supplies in the urban and rural centres. Page 15

21. Programmes to ensure affordable energy and power sufficiency for domestic and industrial consumption. Page 15.

22. Construction of houses and other facilities for such critical groups as teachers, medical personnel and security services as well as for rural renewal. Page 15

23. Reform the land tenure system and, in particular, facilitate the use of land by land-owners and traditional authorities as equity contributions for farming, real estate, tourist and other commercial investments. This system will allow subsequent generations to benefit from the investment income from the land. Page 16

24. Facilitate entry of the educated youth into modern commercial farming by improving their access to land, capital, and farming support systems. Page 16

25. Review policy on the balance between importation of fish and the development of our own indigenous fishing industry. Page 17

26. The NPP government will take specific actions to raise productivity in food production;…and to introduce a Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Security Trust to cater for them in their times of need and in their old age. Page 17

27. Designating the Afram Plains (in the Eastern Region) as a grain basket of Ghana, and conferring on it a special food production programme on pilot scale for replication to other regions of the country after two (2) years. Page 17

28. Investing in and promoting cost-effective water-harnessing facilities, such as large and small scale dams, drip irrigation, etc. and to make irrigated and prepared land blocks available for rent. Page 18

29. The establishment of constituency-based small-scale private companies dedicated to the rehabilitation, maintenance and construction of feeder roads will be encouraged. Page 18

30. The NPP government will put in place well-equipped community-manned Fire Control Service to rid the rural areas from the perennial scourge of bush fires. Page 18

31. Establishment of a National Youth Corps to create at least 100,000 jobs by the end of its first year and even more in subsequent years. This will involve the provision of affordable credit and supporting services for engaging young people in productive economic ventures. Page 19

32. The National Mobilization programme will be reorganized and given proper policy direction. It will be encouraged to operate as a co-operative and to become self-supporting and profit-oriented. Page 20

33. The establishment of Ghana as a platform for producing for export to neighbouring and the international markets will generate employment avenues for technically skilled labour in the electronics and electrical appliances assembling industry. Page 20

34. Ensuring modernization and availability of urban housing. For instance, subject to the agreement of stakeholders, slums shall be replaced with “apartment houses” with modern conveniences, which will be cost-effective and environmentally friendly. Page 20

35. Re-siting of automobile and other service workshops to make them economically viable through inter-dependent and productive linkages. Page 20

36. The NPP government will therefore give priority attention to the protection of the country’s 960 km coastline from erosion by the sea. It will systematically make provision for the construction of sea defences structures where the coastline is threatened. Page 21

37. ….the NPP is aware of the annual flooding of large parts of the Northern and Upper Regions as a result of the opening of spillways of dams in Burkina Faso, especially when this happens during the rainy season. The NPP government shall embark on a very comprehensive programme to provide structures to protect these regions. Page 21

38. The NPP will substantially increase the domestic budget allocation for Rural Water Development. By 2010 at least 90% of all Ghanaians will have access to clean water supplies, and water borne disease will largely become a thing of the past. Page 22

39. The NPP proposes to launch a special Housing The People Scheme which shall focus on low-cost housing, urban renewal and rural housing. Page 23

40. Measures will be taken to remove constraints on housing development, such as land disputes and litigation, corruption in land administration and other abuses which inflate construction costs. Page 23

41. Tourism…..other initiatives of NPP government will include the downward review of the cost of entry visa acquisition and airport taxes. Page 24

42. The NPP government will provide government loan guarantees under a new programme called the Small Business Assistance Programme. Under this programme, an NPP government will guarantee 80 percent of the loans provided to qualified SMEs. Page 24

43. Indeed, the trend around the world today is for nations to fund and implement policies to give their industries a competitive edge on the increasingly competitive world markets. An NPP government will actively support the gathering, financing, administering and diffusion of new technologies for our firms. Page 25

44. To this end, an NPP government will help establish a Technologies Information Network, involving our universities, research institutions, industry associations, and key government agencies. The purpose of this Network will be to gather information on technology and related services from around the world and make it easily available to industry. Locally generated technologies will be critically assessed and included in the Network’s database. The Network will also help firms identify, acquire, and adapt the best technologies. Qualified science and technology staff will be attached to our Missions abroad to feed the Network with relevant information. Page 25

45. To encourage technological innovation by Ghanaians, open competitions will be held at regular intervals, at regional levels, aimed at rewarding persons or groups of persons for outstanding interventions, through the application of science and technology, which will provide solutions to clearly defined problems. Page 25

46. NPP government will establish a subsidized apprenticeship scheme of a national dimension to enable those who fail to receive university education acquire skills for worthwhile vocations. Page 28

47. The NPP government will seek to alleviate this pressure by rapidly establishing decentralized polytechnics. High quality institutions offering focused courses in built-up areas will be encouraged to facilitate commuting from existing residential facilities. Page 29

48. Promote science and technology at grassroots level, through science exhibitions and fairs in villages as well as urban centres, popularize income-generating technologies, and facilitate interaction between entrepreneurs and scientists/technologists. Page 30

49. Institute annual science and technology awards for innovation and best performance in key areas from district to national level to bring out the best in all categories of learners and practitioners. Page 30

50. Encourage innovators and inventors through a scheme for funding the development of new ideas for solving practical problems and the recognition of merit by suitable awards at regular intervals. Page 30

51. NPP government will ensure that at least a community health nurse is located in every hamlet of the country. Page 31

52. Overseas Treatment of Top Government Officials: The incoming NPP government shall abolish this practice. Currently, the budget provided for this type of treatment is shrouded in secrecy, and so also the method of selection of patients and the types of diseases treated abroad. NPP government will rather put emphasis on improving health facilities in Ghana so that overseas treatment at public expense can be curtailed. Page 32

53. Strengthening the Audit Service and insisting on regular and timely audits of government ministries and agencies (including the District Assemblies) and expeditious applications of appropriate sanctions to offenders. Page 38

54. The NPP disagrees with the present arrangement for the appointment and removal of District Chief Executives; ultimately, they will have to be freely elected. Page 39

55. NPP government will take steps to amend Article 248 of the 1992 Constitution to make Local 
Government elections partisan. Page 39

56. Give high priority to Police housing. Page 42

57. The NPP government will, through such centres, establish “half-way” houses to smoothen the re-integration of discharged convicts into society. Page 43

58. …the NPP government will provide some financial support for the operations of political parties and will co-operate with all other political parties as essential organs in the governance of the country. Page 43
59.The on-going street lighting rehabilitation and improvement projects will be extended to all Regional Capitals. Page 23

60.The NPP Government will pursue the agenda for the dualization of the three major highways, namely, Accra-Kumasi, Accra-Cape Coast and Accra- Aflao. Page 23

61.The accelerated bituminizing of feeder roads to reduce dust, nuisance, assure longevity and reduce maintenance costs will be pursued. Page 24

62.The NPP Government will pursue the inter-regional and inter district road projects to link regions and administrative districts to each other. Page 24

63.The Government will continue with the programme of bituminizing the roads of our district capitals and of our Senior Secondary (high) Schools. Page 24

64.The favourable geographical location of Ghana confers on her the natural Gateway to the sub-region. In order to take advantage of this situation, the aviation industry will be promoted to give optimal services. Page 25

65.The National airline is being restructured and repositioned with private participation to restore it to its past enviable position as the more efficient, reliable and scheduled regional and inter-continental operator in the West African sub-region. Page 25

66.The NPP Government will continue to offer opportunities to more indigenous airlines to enter and compete effectively in the growing national and sub-regional markets. Page 25

67.Preparatory work towards the expansion project to link Ghana by rail to its northern neigbours of Burkina Faso, Niger and Mali. Page 25

68.The NPP government is attracting investors for the establishment of a sub-urban railway system specifically to link the Accra business area to Dodowa, Adenta and Kasoa. Page 25

69.The Government is establishing the Boankra Inland port located 50km south of Kumasi. It is expected that the Inland port will evolve into an Inland Port estate and an Inland container depot as an integral part of the long term development of the ports of Tema and Takoradi. Page 26

70.The Tamale Regional Hospital will be rehabilitated and expanded to a teaching hospital for training doctors. We will also continue to promote postgraduate medical training and provide accommodation for the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons. Page 32

71.Accommodation for staff will be provided in health institutions which provide 24 hour services. Page 32

72.We will also introduce a personal housing scheme to compliment the package through collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Housing, banks, etc. Some 400 housing units will be owned by health workers. This will ensure that retiring health workers have a place to lay their heads. Page 32

73.30 other health institutions currently under construction and 10 more district hospitals shall be completed by the end of our second term. Page 33

74.We will rehabilitate Bolgatanga regional hospital and construct a new regional hospital in Wa. Page 33

75.We will pursue a client centered and pro-poor approach to service delivery. In that regard, each health institution will establish a functional customer-friendly center… Page 33

76.In the country’s urban areas, comprising about 8.4 million residents, only about 61 percent of the population have access to satisfactory water supplies. For the next 5years, Government will extend water to about one million additional people under the Urban Water Project. About 100,000 additional homes will be connected to alleviate the hardships of those who depend on vendors for water supply. In communities without house connections about standpipes will be provided. In addition, the existing water supply infrastructure will be rehabilitated to ensure more regular supply of those who are already connected. Page 34

77.The NPP Government is committed to the pursuit of the housing needs of the people, and will in its second term of office take the necessary measures to encourage, facilitate and partner the Private Sector to deliver a large number of decent and affordable housing units for rental, lease-purchase and home ownership. Page 34

78.NPP Government will establish a primary Mortgage Finance Institution to provide varied lending and savings services to house owners, would be house owners and house developers. Government will also promote and facilitate private sector involvement in the provision of the rental house accommodation in urban centers to meet the urgent housing needs of students, the youth entering working life for the first time, and many others to whom the payment of “Rent Adavance” poses insurmountable problems. Page 34

79.The NPP Government will also vigorously pursue solutions to the housing needs of nurses, doctors, paramedics, teachers (especially those in the rural areas), security agency personnel, public and civil servants as well as social housing for the aged and the vulnerable. It will provide Hostels and associated facilities inside and outside tertiary institution campuses to facilitate admission of more boarding and day students. Page 35

80.Increasingly employ recognition as a tool for rewarding and encouraging youth contributions and initiatives towards nation building. For example, the institution of National Youth Awards Day which will be devoted to Presidential Awards … Page 36

81.Provide alternative trading sites, by the construction of youth markets, for young people who are so committed to trading and currently go by their chores along major streets
Regional Capitals. Page 36

 


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kwaku adu
06/05/2016 00:42

These are lofty goals. I wish all politicians would be measured by certain objective standards and given a grade annually by the media and by the people. We want Ghana to do well. Ghana is the Motherland.My thirty-six year stay here will never make me a native.

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Sir john
11/10/2016 19:08

Eeeeeeeiiiii hmmmmm npp are fond of making big promises

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