Politics of Monday, 10 February 2020
Vice-President Mahamadu Bawumia will, on Tuesday, 11 February 2020, address the first government town hall meeting in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
The meeting will update Ghanaians on the fulfillment of the government’s promises and commitments made ahead of the 2020 elections.
In its 2016 manifesto, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) made 388 promises.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, last year, tasked the Office of the Vice-President to lead a team to produce empirical data on the status of the 388 promises the party made in the lead-up to the last general elections.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Sunday, 9 February 2020, the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said the exercise had been completed and with the approval of Cabinet, the Vice-President will lead the town hall meeting that will provide bullet by bullet details on the fulfillment of the 2016 manifesto promises.
Mr Nkrumah said the exercise will be heavily data-based and the data will be made available to the Ghanaian public and other stakeholders.
The minister disclosed that evidence of the work done will also be displayed at a Results Fair Exhibition that would be led by the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation similar to the one that took place in Accra a few weeks ago.
“Dr Bawumia’s presentation will set the tone, as a public accounting mechanism, for the work done by the Akufo-Addo administration with reference to its 388 manifesto promises and commitments”, Mr Oppong Nkrumah told journalists.
Guests have been invited from academia, civil society, political parties and the general public.
Mr Nkrumah encouraged the media to take a keen interest in the data that would be presented by the Vice-President.
The theme for the event is: “Demonstrating Fulfillment of Our Promises”.
The objectives of the government town hall meeting and Results Fair are to ensure accountability in accordance with the 1992 Constitution, guarantee inclusive and participatory development and provide an opportunity for the citizenry to interact with the implementing ministries on performance and impacts of the flagship programmes.