Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia will headline the first government Town Hall Meeting for 2020 in Kumasi, expected to outline with data evidence the Akufo-Addo administration’s achievements in 3 years.
Under the Auspices of the Information Ministry, the Akufo-Addo administration will on Tuesday hold its first Town Hall Meeting for 2020.
“The Meeting will focus solely on updating Ghanaians on the fulfilment of its promises and commitments made ahead of the 2020 elections,” the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah told journalists, Sunday.
The governing NPP in its 2016 Manifesto 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 Information Minister said, Dr Bawumia has completed the exercise and “with the approval of cabinet, Dr Bawumia 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 exercise will be heavily data driven and the data will be made available to the Ghanaian public and other stakeholders immediacy afterwards.”
The Ofoase Ayeribi MP said 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.
“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 said.
Invited guests from across academia, civil society groups, political parties and the general public have been invited to participate in the TownHall Meeting.
The theme for the event is “Demonstrating Fulfillment of Our Promises”.
The objectives of the Government Town Hall Meeting and Results Fair are to:
i. Ensure accountability in accordance with the 1992 Constitution.
ii. Guarantee inclusive and participatory development;
iii. Provide an opportunity for the citizenry to interact with the implementation ministries on performance and impacts of the flagship programmes.