The leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by its flag bearer, Mr John Dramani Mahama, has begun holding consultative meetings with various stakeholders, ahead of the development of the party’s manifesto and the campaign for the 2020 elections.
At a meeting with the executive of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches (GPCC), Mr Mahama led discussions on a number of subject areas, including corruption, a national development agenda, education, the Electoral Commission (EC), security and the banking and financial sector.
Members of team
Accompanied by the National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, General Secretary, Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, former presidential aspirants Mr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah and Mr Sylvester Mensah, former Chief of Staff, Mr Julius Debrah and other executive members of the party, Mr Mahama reiterated the NDC’s commitment to social democracy and a sustained development of all sectors of the economy.
He announced that he had put in place a number of policy working groups which were also working to collate information from various economic and social groupings in the country through interactions in order to develop solutions that were in tune with the aspirations of the people.
The President of the GPCC, Bishop S.M. Mensah, said the church and its leaders would continue to be interested in the development of the country, emphasising the need for politicians to be concerned about the total and national development of the country and not their partisan interests.
Citing security as an example, Bishop Mensah stressed the urgent need for a depoliticisation of the appointment of security heads.