Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the running mate of the opposition National Democratic Congress says, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are key partners in the development and the governance architecture of the Republic of Ghana.
The NDC’s Vice Presidential Candidate after the party’s 2020 manifesto launch has therefore decided to engage a number of civil society organizations over the next couple of days. The essence of the familiarization and working visits is to engage CSOs at first hand in their own spaces of work and to understand into much more detail what issues are of concern to them.
In a statement, professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang indicated that, her interaction with almost all the organizations she visited showed that their issues of concern are being acknowledged and addressed in the NDC’s people’s manifesto. This, according to her shows the NDC’s manifesto is truly The People’s Manifesto.
“I am sincerely grateful to the leadership of Star Ghana Foundation, COPEC, IDEG, Media Foundation for West Africa and Amnesty International, Ghana for their warm reception and the insightful deliberations that ensued on the first day of my series of engagements.” He said.
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang again reiterated that, they will continue the relationship building process between political entities on one hand and civil society organizations on the other, now and when elected, as the party forge a new and lasting partnership to deepen good governance, create a climate of tolerance and build a more inclusive society.