President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today met with the leaders of the various political parties in the country to seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to take.
Leader of All People’s Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga, General Secretary of National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Chairman of People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah, Leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr Herbert Henry Lartey, National Secretary of Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Murtala Mohammed, Acting Chairman of New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, among others attended the meeting with the President.
The rest were Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), United Peoples Party (UPP), All Peoples Congress (APC), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), United Front Party (UFP), and the Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP) and the National Democratic Party (NDP).
The meeting, which was the first between a sitting President and leaders of the political parties in recent years, lasted well over three hours, and was held in a good atmosphere, one of frank exchanges and mutual respect.
Issues discussed included the commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the 4th Republic, on Sunday 7th January, 2018; the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives; and the creation of new regions, amongst others.
It is the intention of President Akufo-Addo to have further such meetings in the future, with the leaders of the political parties, who described this initiative as a laudable one.