NPP Manifesto Highlights (Promises) - On Social Development
As part of measures to address the social development, NPP intends to establish a welfare system in Ghana to adress the needs of the vulnerable in our society. The Akufo-Addo led government will:
Amend the Disability Act to bring it in line with the UN Convention on Disability, and pass appropriate Legislative Instruments for the implementation of the Mental Health Act, 2012 (Act 846) and the Disability Act, 2006 (Act 715).
Enforce section 18 of the Disability Act that provides for free education for persons with disability.
Require caterers in the Ghana School Feeding Programme to buy and use foodstuff from local farmers.
Fully implement section 103 (assignment of pension benefits for housing of workers) of the National Pensions Act, 2008 (Act 766).
Pay all outstanding contributions to pension funds for public sector workers.
Use information technology to decentralise and automate pension payments and establish desks in each District Assembly for this purpose.
Provide the aged with a Freedom Pass to enable them ride for free on all public transportation.
Appoint women to at least 30% of available public office positions.
Set aside 50% of Microfinance and Small Loan Centre (MASLOC) funds for female applicants.
Introduce a District Integrated Social Services programme to manage social welfare.
Reduce the Kayayei (Head Porters) phenomenon. Initiatives include providing training and exemption from market tolls.