Veep to lead Economic Management Team to update nation on economic gains

The Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to lead his economic management team to update the nation on the economic gains made within the last two years on April 3 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

The event which would be the second of the 24 Town Hall meetings scheduled for this year would also enable him and the team to outline the next step going forward as well as respond to questions on the economy from the general public.

The Minister for Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah disclosed this at the Wednesday edition of the bi-weekly media briefings organised by the Ministry of Information in Accra yesterday.

According to him the Ministry was set to roll out this year’s edition of the Town Hall meetings with the first to be held at the Datus School Park at Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality of the Central Region on March 29.

He said such meetings would be held across the country and it would be accompanied by exhibitions by the Information Services Department (ISD) who would provide both audio and audiovisuals of projects and programmes of the first two years of the Akufo-Addo Administration.

The Minister explained that the Town Hall meetings were designed to bring governance closer to the people as a result the people would see state actors such as Ministers of State, Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) and heads of agencies to give account to the people.

He said the meeting would also offer the people the opportunity to ask questions and make contributions towards the development of the country, stressing that “In all we are expected to have 24 town hall meetings this year 2019.”

Mr Oppong Nkrumah explained that the town hall meetings represented a major shift in government’s policy of making information easily accessible and usable to the public here in Ghana and in the Diaspora as well.

“The second town hall meeting will feature Ghana’s economic management team chaired by the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on April 3 at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra and it will focus on updating the nation on the economic gains made so far and the current status so far and the next step as well,” he stated.

He said the Vice President himself would lead the team at that town hall meeting while the third town hall meeting which would take place at the Dominion Centre in North London would be led by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Majority Leader, Mr Osei-Kyei Mensah Bonsu.

This he said would offer our brothers and sisters in the diaspora an opportunity also to get on first hand an account of their leadership and put forward their queries as well.  

By Cliff Ekuful

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