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16.04.2008 Politics

KNUST Energy Seminar For Flag Bearers

Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and Prof John Evans Atta Mills, flag bearers of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC)) respectively will take their turns in Kumasi on Friday, April 18, 2008 to present their perspectives on the country's energy needs.

The energy centre of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), organisers of the seminars, yesterday announced that the two had finally agreed to be at the Great Hall of the university to present their respective energy policies.

The seminar is christened “Flag bearers on Energy (FoB)”.

The Provost of the college of Engineering of KNUST, Professor F. W. Y. Momade, told the Daily Graphic yesterday that Prof Atta-Mills would take his turn at the seminar from 11am-1pm on Friday, with Nana Akuffo Addo making his presentation from 4pm-6pm the same day.

Already, two other presidential hopefuls, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom of the Convention People's Party (CPP) and Dr Edward Mahama of the People's National Convention (PNC), have made their presentations.

Prof Momade apologised to all stakeholders and the general public for the twists and turns in the programme and stressed the need for all to bear with the organisers.

He reiterated that the rationale behind the programme was to create a common platform for the presidential candidates “to explain how best they will manage the energy sector if they are voted into power”.

He said the programme had been necessitated by the trouble the country went through during the recent energy crisis which virtually crippled socio- economic activities in the country for over a year.

Prof Momade commended the four flag bearers for their co-operation and invited all stakeholders and the general public to attend the next series scheduled for the Great Hall on Friday morning and afternoon.

Story by Albert Sam

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