The Institute for Governance Reform, IGR for short, has admonished political parties in the country to stop using false promises.
This warning came after the Institute did a survey of President Julius Maada Bio’s Manifesto ahead of the 2018 elections. The survey revealed that the manifesto fell short with just under 40 percent of promised issues were addressed.
They said that the SLPP, while in opposition, made over 30 false promises that could not be verified objectively.
In light of the above, IGR said over-promising by parties result of lack of trust from the public.
It added that political parties should be honest about their capabilities before writing their manifestos.
The report admonished future governments to ensure they put modalities in place so that proper evaluation are being done by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) levels.
IGR stated that the unfulfilled promises made by political parties have reduced public trust for political parties at very low rate.
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