October 16, 2020

Ahead of the December 7, 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections, Chief Director of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Evans Aggrey-Darkoh has said they would engage the Council of State, Security Services and probably the media again.

According to him the Ministry is going to be busy engaging all kinds of stakeholders who have proper stake in Ghana’s governance system.

In an interview on Thursday, October 15, 2020 just after the Ministry’s engagement with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) on the them, “CSOs and Democratic Elections in Ghana: The 2020 Elections in Focus”, he pointed out that a lot of contributions were made by CSOs more especially from the President of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), admonishing the media to be civil, decorous and professional by putting the interest of the nation first.

“Over partisan interest and selfish interest which is a huge statement coming from the GJA president and I believe would go down to the border media practicians”.

And further pointed out that, CSOs have been charged to continue to interrogate the workings of political parties and workings of governments and their various institutions of state that is consistent with the public good.

“Critical discussions on constitutional reforms were also brought up; whether we need it at all, nations are developed by ideas not just minerals, and that is what we are seeking to do with our governance in general. So that at the end of the day we improve upon the governance which the public would enjoy the dividend of democratic governance”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com