Two major promises have been branded as being totally out of touch with the needs of the people. This is barely one week after contents of the ruling New Patriotic Party’s manifesto for the 2020 elections became available,
A big policy that has met with dissent is the NPP’s promise to build ultra-modern music studios in a number of regions across the country. Musicians, including rapper, Edem, who are involved in the industry have made it clear that what the industry needs are structures to enable artists make money off their crafts and not studios.
This he points out that, is the case already, most artistes are having private studios in their homes and producing hits from their bedrooms, thanks to an evolution in digital technology which has made recording studios inexpensive to set up.
Earlier, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia had revealed that if the NPP is voted for again, it will build an airport for Cape Coast has been branded as lacking foundation in common-sense.
Mr. Kofi Bentil, Vice President of one of Africa’s leading think-tanks, IMANI said the promise is symptomatic of the imaginations of people “who have lost it.”
Dr. Lord Mensah, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School has also said that the proposed airport for Cape Coast does not make business sense.
Voters are still going through what the NPP has launched and so far there have been allegations that the promises are either out of touch with the needs of the people or they are recycled leftover from the party’s 2016 manifesto.
Critics are pointing out that the missing link is the lack of consultation with the people before the party put its manifesto together.