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Party Manifestos In Ghanaian Politics

The two major political parties in Ghana (NPP and NDC) are currently moving through every nook and cranny of this country, campaigning without manifestos. Each one thinks the other will plagiarize their ideas. Because of this perception, they're all holding their ideas to themselves while they go about begging and buying votes. Some civil society organizations have criticized political parties for deciding to play a hide and seek game with each other.
But do people make their choices based on manifestos? In Ghana, the illiteracy rate is high, and most politicians know this. They know most people who vote can't read. They don't know anything about a budget and inflation. They are not interested in the nitty gritty. So, it will take these voters some time to get educated on some of the political jargon. Even most of the educated ones don't use manifestoes to make their choice.