Bawumia To Headline First Government Town Hall Meeting In Kumasi
The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has disclosed that as part of measures to outline with data evidence the Akufo-Addo Administration's achievements in 3-years, Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia is set to headline Government's first town Hall Meeting for 2020 in Kumasi.
According to him, the meeting will focus solely on updating Ghanaians on the fulfillment of its promises and commitments made ahead of the 2020 elections.
Addressing the media in Accra, the Minister said "It will be recalled that in the 2016 Manifesto of the NPP, it committed to 388 promises. President Akufo-Addo last year tasked the Office of the Vice President to lead an exercise to produce empirical data on the status of these 388 promises the then-candidate and now President Akufo-Addo made to the people of Ghana"
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah added that VEEP will lead the town hall meeting that will provide bullet by bullet details on the performance of the administration in the exercise of fulfilling its manifesto promises.
The Information Minister also disclosed that the exercise will be heavily data-driven and the data will be made available to the Ghanaian public and other stakeholders.
"Evidence of the work done will also be mounted in a Results Fair Exhibition led by the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation similar to that which took place in Accra a few weeks ago" he added.
The Information Minister hinted that 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.
He tasked the media to take a keen interest in the data that shows how much of the administration's commitments fulfilled completely or being fulfilled within the first 3years and 2months of the administration's work.
With the theme for the Town Hall Meeting being “Demonstrating Fulfillment of Our Promises” the Minister hinted that ensuring accountability in accordance with the 1992 Constitution will be one of the aims of the presentation.
He added that it is an opportunity for the citizenry to interact with the implementation ministries on the performance and impacts of the flagship programmes.
"It is the expectation of government that various groups including the Media and Civil Society Organizations in and around the Ashanti Region will fully participate in the Town Hall Meeting and Results Fair to see at first hand the achievements of Government," he said.