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Political parties react to NDPC's 40-year development plan

July 27, 2015, 11:01 a.m.


Some political parties have been expressing their views on the 40 year development plan to be launched by the National Development Planning Commission, NDPC, next month.

In an interview with GBC Radio Ghana, the Deputy General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Kwame Jantuah, said it is high time Ghanaians took the national interest above party parochial interests.

He attributed the slow nature of the country's development to the neglect of the national agenda and called on all Ghanaians to embrace the vision of the NDPC.

A former Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Sekondi, Papa Owusu Ankomah, says though the forty-year development plan envisaged by the National Development Planning Commission is laudable, successive governments will not be obliged to follow its tenets.

In an interview with Radio Ghana, the former Attorney-General said the clash between party and national interest will hinder the effective development of such a blue-print.

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says it supports the implementation of a national development plan that will position the national interest above political party considerations.

This, the party believes is the only avenue for pursuing development that will inure to the benefit of the country.

Speaking to Radio Ghana, the National Organiser of the party, Kofi Adams said the NDC has always subscribed to long term visions.

The People’s National Convention (PNC), says it is committed to a national vision that will compel governments to put the nation first above party political interests.

It says the craze to satisfy the electorate at the expense of the nation should not be countenanced.

In an interview with Radio Ghana, General Secretary of the party, Bernard Monarh called for a political paradigm that will put emphasis on the national interest.

Disclaimer : The views expressed in this news report do not necessarily reflect those of the National Development Planning Commission