In the run-up to the 2016 election, the ruling New Patriotic Party government scored 56.77 percent for the execution of 510 commitments made by the governance think tank, IMANI Africa.
The appraisal touched on promises, among others, in the fields of government, finance, health , infrastructure, schooling, and social services.
In upholding its commitments, the study scored the NPP 57 percent, citing the 162 promises made in the economic sector.
IMANI ‘s research consultant, Dennis Asare, described the success of the incumbent government as reasonably satisfactory.
In their 2016 manifesto relating to the economy, the NPP made a total of 162 pledges, and within that, the NPP was able to fulfill 57.62 of the commitments they made. The NPP promised they would remove the 1% tax. In their first year, they were able to eradicate this. The 17.5 VAT on chosen imported drugs was also scrapped and NHIL on financial services.
In 2019, after reviewing the implementation of its 2016 manifesto pledges to Ghanaians, IMANI Africa scored the Akufo-Addo administration 48.78 percent.
At the time, IMANI ranked the government “54.35% in meeting its promises on the economy, 46.21% on governance, and 46.44% on infrastructure.”
“The government ratings on human resource growth and social care, respectively, 39.13 percent and 43.78 percent,” the study summary said.
The government came up with its own ranking in February 2020, claiming it met 78 percent of its commitments.
The government has delivered 114 of its pledges, according to the Vice President , Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.