Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and Head of the Government’s Economic Management Team, will on April 3, lead government team to a Town Hall Meeting at the College of Physicians and Surgeons to answer questions from the public on government policies and programmes.
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.
He said the Town Hall Meetings are designed to bring government closer to the people and shall therefore see State actors give an account to the people who also have an opportunity to ask questions and make contributions to the local and national development process.
“The Meetings represent a major shift in Government’s policy to make information easily accessible and usable to the public here in and outside Ghana. This is guided by the Government’s desire to create a very inclusive and participatory society in ensuring that the citizenry here in Ghana and abroad are not only consumers of the development process but are creators and generators of the process” he said.
The Minister said the platform reflects government’s belief that, the lasting benefits of policies, plans and programs will only be derived through constant engagement with the beneficiaries far and near.
The much anticipated engagement will be attended by civil society groups, economic think tanks, trade unions and stakeholders in the financial sector.