The Ministry of Information in collaboration with the Cape Coast Metropolitan Assembly has held the 2018 Town Hall meeting to discuss Government’s Flagship Policies, Programs and Projects.
The meeting held on Tuesday in Cape Coast created a platform for the citizenry to interrogate and contribute to discussions on highlighted topics to enable them understand and accept issue towards nation building.
Topics highlighted where the One district one factory, the free senior high school with its attendant double track system, planting for food and jobs among others.
Present at the meeting was the honourable deputy minister of Trade, Mr. Ahomka Lindsay who reiterated government’s commitment to improve the livelihoods of Ghanaians and develop the country at large.
He said town hall meetings promote inclusive participation and decision making at all levels of society and reflect goals 16 and 17of the sustainable development goals.
“… at the heart of the SDGs is the commitment to leave no one behind. It is with this aim that through these town hall meetings and other strategies the Ministry of Information and the government of his Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo seek to engage to achieve SDG 16 and 17”.
He said government intends to ensure that Ghanaians and in this situation, Cape Coast and the central region are sensitized and empowered through dissemination and understanding of major government policies, plan and programs.
Other participants included staff of the ministry of Trade and Industry, members of the traditional council, the assembly, persons drawn from the education sector, market women among others.
Sympathisers of the biggest opposition party in the country, the National Democratic Congress wielding placards drew the attention of the minister on the need to get the Komenda Sugar Factory running.
The Cape Coast South Constituency secretary of the NDC, Mr. George Justice Arthur told ATL FM News their action was to mount more pressure on government to operationalize the factory.
Source: ABA AIKINS/ATL FM NEWS