Government is tomorrow expected to showcase the massive achievements that have been chalked in just three years under the Akufo-Addo administration.
Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will lead a team of high-ranking government officials to the first government Town Hall Meeting for 2020 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, to outline with evidence, the Akufo-Addo administration’s successes so far.
A photographic and video exhibition to highlight socio-economic successes of the country under the Nana Akufo-Addo-led Administration, will be displayed at the Great Hall of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has been invited as the Special Guest of Honour to the event on the theme: “Demonstrating Fulfilment of Our Promises”.
The Meeting, according to the Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will focus solely on updating Ghanaians on the fulfilment of its promises and commitments made ahead of the 2020 elections.
Initiatives such as “Planting for Food and Jobs”, “Rearing for Food and Export”, “One District, One Factory”, “One District, One Warehouse”, “Free Senior High School”, “One Constituency, One Ambulance”, among others are expected to be showcased tomorrow.
The event is intended to promote accountable and transparent governance, and help stimulate public support for government’s programmes and policies.
Ghanaians may recall that about 388 promises were made in the 2016 Manifesto of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the last general election.
Consequently, President Nana 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.
Addressing Journalists in Accra yesterday, the Minister for Information, Mr Oppong-Nkrumah said having 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.
He said the exercise will be heavily data-driven and the data will be made available to the Ghanaian public and other stakeholders immediately afterwards.
Mr Oppong-Nkrumah who is also the MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi in the Eastern Region disclosed that 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 reiterated.
Invited guests from across academia, civil society groups, political parties and the general public have been invited to participate in the Town Hall Meeting.
Mr Oppong-Nkrumah encouraged the media to take a keen interest in the data that shows how much of the administration’s commitments have been fulfilled completely or being fulfilled within the first three years and two months of the current administration.