About the Project
Ghana is a vibrant democracy where elections are vigorously contested. They are generally free and fair, and voter participation rates are high So far, two political parties—the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC)—have dominated the political scene since 1992. The political parties define themselves by ideology. The NDC claims social democracy while the NPP claims liberal democracy. Citizens vote for these parties based on several factors such as the manifestos of the parties, their relationship with party candidates, political membership, among others. These reasons suggest some expectations for those that vote.
Each year, the President is obliged by the Constitution to appear before Parliament to account for the State of the Nation, with respect to progress made and the challenges during the past year, and indicate succinctly what the government intends to do to better the lot of the citizens.
As geospatial scientists, we believe these State of the Nation addresses contain location based information that can be mapped to reveal complex patterns that would have otherwise not been obvious.
- Amidst these pressures, who does the president listen to?
- What factors account for the distribution of developmental projects?
- Do political parties govern to maintain power or they govern to the betterment of the country?
- To map out all places and locations mentioned in the state of the nations address from 1996 till date.
- To explore the spatial dynamics in patterns between NPP and NDC presidential state of the nation’s address.
- To identify factors that account for the distribution of developmental projects.
We believe these State of the Nation addresses contain location based information that can be mapped to reveal complex patterns that would have otherwise not been obvious.
Join to help reveal the spatial representation of the content of state of nations addresses to contribute to effective and efficient allocation of resources.