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07.10.2008 Politics

Floating voters hate lies, insults and vain promises – Parties told

By gna

The Network of Association of Registered NGOs in Ghana, on Tuesday challenged political parties that it was only a message of peace, reconciliation, tolerance, anti-tribalism that would attract floating votes in the December 7, election.

"Any political party that mounts the platform and trade false accusation with crafted lies thinking that it will attract floating voters will be disappointed,” it said.

A statement signed in Accra by the National President of the Network, Mr Kofi Lucas, said floating voters would support any political party that played clean campaigns devoid of acrimonies and supported its messages with facts.

It said, the Network with membership strength of 57 NGOs nationwide, believed floating voters would cast their votes based on issues.

The statement added that floating voters would like to know what a party would do when it came to financial management of the economy, stability of the cedi, inflation, infrastructure development, human resource development, human rights and freedom of speech.

It said it was important that political parties came out with implementation strategies for their manifestos saying: “their manifestos should come out clearly on what they would do”.

The statement noted also that the manifestos should state clearly the source of funds for the proposed projects and programmes, mentioned implementers of respective project, time frame, as well as put in place a monitoring and evaluation plan.