NDC plans to release the book of Manifestos
Book of Manifestos: The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is preparing to unveil a book that aims to consolidate all of its manifestos since the party’s establishment.
Entitled “Manifesto Scroll of the National Democratic Congress 1992 – 2020,” this book will serve as an authorized compilation of the NDC’s policies, objectives, and goals as presented in every Parliamentary and Presidential election the party has participated in.
The purpose of compiling the party’s manifestos into a single document is to improve its information-sharing and knowledge-sharing initiatives, providing convenient access to the party’s social contracts and promises to the people of Ghana.
Scheduled for release next month, the 759-page book also acknowledges the significant role manifestos play in the modern democratic landscape and the intellectual culture and social sciences of the country.
In an interview with the Daily Graphic prior to the launch, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the National Chairman of the NDC, explained that the book would be the second in a series of publications the party plans to release, aimed at consolidating its records and reorganizing the party for success in the upcoming general election and future elections.
Nketiah emphasized that the book would provide readers with an opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the party’s perspectives and stance on various sectors of the country, including agriculture, energy, health, and rural development, among others.
He highlighted that the compilation would reveal common trends and recurring themes in the NDC’s thinking across different electoral cycles.
Nketiah, who authored the book’s introduction during his tenure as the party’s General Secretary, acknowledged that although the documents were already available to the public, he commended the author, Israel Yao Dzantor, for presenting readers with a comprehensive view of the NDC’s origins and future direction.
Dzantor, currently serving as the Librarian at the NDC John Evans Atta Mills Memorial Research Library Annex, explained that the compilation was inspired by his recommendations in a dissertation he wrote while studying at the University of Ghana (UG).
As a former organizer at the University of Education (UEW) and an active member of the party, Dzantor felt motivated to utilize his skills for the party’s advancement and the betterment of Ghana as a whole.
He expressed aspirations for future projects, envisioning an encyclopedia that would incorporate the party’s histories and provide annual updates, including biographies of past executives and notable individuals’ contributions.