Democracy in Ghana is young but successful. Ghana is one of the most stable democracies in Africa. On Sunday 7 December 2008, the people of Ghana will take their next step along this road and vote for a new president and parliament.
This important political event will be followed with great interest in the Netherlands. By the Ghanaian community in the Netherlands, by those interested in democracy developments in Africa and by those involved in development cooperation in Ghana, such as the Ghana Schoolfeeding Program (GSFP).
For that reason NCDO, SIGN (the Dutch foundation to support the GSFP) and Schuttelaar & Partners are hosting an event about the Ghana elections on Monday evening 8 December 2008. Location is the Augustinus College in the Bijlmer area of Amsterdam.
The program includes expert speeches, the election prognosis and a political debate (organized by the Evert Vermeer Foundation and Cordaid) but is also a great place to meet family and friends and enjoy a Ghanaian atmosphere with Ghanaian music, food and drinks.
Amma Baddoo-Asante and Farid Tabarki will host the evening. Speakers include Eric Odoi-Anim (Deputy head of mission, Embassy of Ghana),
Hans Eenhoorn (member UN Taskforce Hunger and Board member SIGN), Kathleen Ferrier (member of parliament for CDA), Isaac Acheampong (chairman Interim Advisory Council of Ghanaian associations in the Netherlands), Kofi Kwakye (health care specialist) and
Heerko Dijksterhuis (journalist).
This event will showcase Ghana as a leading country in African politics and will give the opportunity to discuss the process of democratization in the country. There is a direct TV-link with Kent Mensah, a Ghanaian journalist reporting live from Accra.
Entrance is free, doors open at 18:00 hours
For more information:
Caroline Peeck at Schuttelaar & Partners
070- 318 4444 - 06 388 28 177