The assessment by the policy think tank was based on the Party?s 2012 Manifesto. The report presented by two economists at Imani Ghana, Emmanuel Boadi Mensah and Maud Martey rated the government?s performance so far as satisfactory.

The study said for the rest of the manifesto promises to be achieved, the party has to redouble its efforts in the next one and a half year.

Meanwhile, government has welcomed the assessment of its performance by Imani Ghana. It says such assessment will help it to understand what the public thinks about its work. However it says there are significant gaps in information used to arrive at the conclusion of the research.

Deputy Minister of Communications, Felix Kwakye Fosu in an interview with Radio Ghana said it is vital that such think tanks avail themselves of the full facts.

Reacting to the Minister?s comments, one of the economists who worked on the assessment, Maud Martey said it focused on the manifesto of the NDC.

He said government was consulted at a validation workshop.

Find Below the Full Statement:
Government has learned about a presentation made earlier today by IMANI Centre for Policy and Education on the progress made in delivering on the 2012 manifesto of the National Democratic Congress.

As a general principle we welcome any effort that enables Ghanaians to scrutinize the discharge of the mandate that they bestowed on us in the 2012 elections. This is in tandem with the fourth pillar of our 2012 manifesto; ?Transparent and Accountable Governance?.

That said, we wish to point out that an examination of IMANI?s presentation reveals deep flaws in the approach, methodology and ultimately the outcome. It is obvious from the presentation that there was inadequate engagement between IMANI and Government agencies such as to allow for them to access all the information and data required to do a comprehensive and thorough assessment of progress on our manifesto commitments.

They appear to have relied on only a fraction of information on what we have done in fulfilment of our manifesto promises. The results as put out by IMANI therefore tell only a minute part of the story.

We stand ready for a holistic and comprehensive scrutiny of our work as government and encourage all organizations seeking to do so to avail themselves of all relevant information to ensure balance and accuracy in their results.

Signed:

Felix Kwakye Ofosu

(Deputy Communications Minister)

Source: GBC

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