Mr. Felix Kwakye- Ofosu, Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, has stated that consensus-building and national dialogue were important tools that must not under any circumstances be taken out of the governance system.
He said consulting with the objective of rallying support and idea for nation-building was imperative for any democratic dispensation, and must therefore not be seen as partisan.
Briefing the Ghana News Agency at the just ended National Economic Forum, he said the participants were made up of people who had the ideas and the technical know-how to help find appreciable solutions to Ghana’s economic development.
He said it was, therefore, unfortunate that people think that previous fora had not yielded any response and so this was not necessary, adding “ there is nothing wrong with continuing tradition, what is important is to build consensus.”
He explained that, the actual number of participants at the forum was 146, and not 400, as media reports indicated, observing that, even the opening ceremony though attracted a large number of people from the diplomatic corps, traditional authorities and others, the number was not even up to 400 people.