I. Introduction

This policy document reflects the views and intentions of the Convention People's Party (CPP) on various development issues of domestic and international importance. They cover four broad areas of development, namely:

A. Social Policies

B. Economic Policies

C. Responsive Governance

D. International Relations

Within these policy areas the Party has identified four short-term priority areas that it will address immediately after it is re-elected into office.

These areas are:

1. Job creation, with the launching of the Ghana Emergency Employment Programme (GEEP) aimed primarily at the youth.

2. Essential social services such as providing affordable housing, water, electricity, food, transport and sanitation.

3. Public safety, in other words combating the armed robbery menace, the rise in sexual violence against women and children, and the fatalities on our roads.

4. Managing our natural resources, The CPP intends to repeal/ renegotiate all contracts which are not in the best interest of the country. We also intend by this to increase our earning in these sectors significantly.

Our overall development policies are informed by the Party's ideology of Nkrumaism, whose three main principles are:

1. We must re-assert control Self-determination: over our natural resources and exercise national interest for the sustainable and equitable development of our country.

2. Social Justice: The State has a moral and constitutional duty to promote equal opportunity and equitable rewards for all Ghanaians, irrespective of age, gender, ethnic, religious, political or other background.

3. Pan-Africanism: We must work with Africans at home and abroad to find the common solutions to our common problems of racism, poverty, exploitation and under development.

The implementation of the policies proposed herein will be based on a series of medium-term plans to be developed by a CPP government. These plans will

reflect both the party's ideology and the Directive Principles of State Policy, which constitute a national vision agreed by all Ghanaians in the 1992