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10.01.2007 General News

People's Assembly Moves To Sunyani

By Times Reporter
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Sunyani, the Brong-Ahafo regional capital, will host this year’s People’s Assembly next Tuesday, January 16.
President Kufuor will address the occasion dubbed 'The Jubilee People’s Assembly', to be held at the Christ the King Church, after which he will answer questions from the gathering, as is the normal practice.
A statement issued by the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, said a photo exhibition on development projects to be mounted by the Information Services Department will be opened by the President before the Assembly.
The People’s Assembly concept was introduced by the NPP administration on assumption of office in 2001 as a forum for the President and his government to interact with people from all walks of life on a ‘one-on-one’ basis.
It has since 2002 become an annual affair and this year’s, the sixth in the series, is the second after last year’s to be held outside Accra in Cape Coast.
As a prelude, ministries, departments and agencies in the region will compete in fun games on Saturday, which will be followed in the evening by an all-night musical session by various groups in the region.
Prior to the Assembly, on Friday, January 12, Muslims throughout the country will say prayers for the nation with the Christian community taking its turn on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14.
After the national Jubilee People’s Assembly in Sunyani, regional and district people’s assemblies will be held from Friday, January, 19 to Sunday, January 28.
Ministers, members of parliament and other high ranking government officials will farm out to the regions and the various regions and districts to interact with the people during the assemblies.

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