By Christabel Addo, GNA
Accra, Aug. 16, GNA
– The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has introduced a team of Presidential
Policy advisors to engage in research, analysis and detailed policy preparation
for the consideration of the National Committee of the party.
The main purpose of
the Team would be to recommend how the PPP Administration should implement its
priority policies including funding and human resource considerations, and
members would speak for the Presidential Candidate and the party in their areas
Dr Papa Kwesi
Nduom, the Flag bearer of PPP, who introduced the Presidential Policy Team
(PPT) at a news conference in Accra, said the move is to prove to Ghanaians
what the party is capable of doing when given the nod.
He mentioned the
key areas for the Team’s deliberations as constitutional reforms and good
governance, public sector reforms, preventable diseases, as well as compulsory
and universal education.
The rest were
agriculture and food security, financing energy, economic infrastructure,
sports, technology, domestic enterprise development, and women’s enterprise
Dr Nduom said their
choice of policy areas mirrors the challenges the country is facing, and
working through the PPT is another way of showcasing to Ghanaians the PPP’s
unique brand of politics which focuses on what the party could do bring about
the needed change.
“We believe in
Ghanaian excellence. We believe in Ghanaian prosperity. We believe in all of
the Ghanaian people. Our pact with you is that, once elected, we will fight for
dramatically accelerated developmental progress,” he said.
He said the PPP-led
administration would also fight for to move Ghana away from the maintenance of
mediocrity, the culture of indiscipline, the constant failure of leadership,
the cruelty of resource mismanagement and the tragedy of low expectations for
developing African nations.
He however said
true progress cannot be obtained without a unified Ghana, and the “PPP is
asking for your vote so that we can create an inclusive, united Ghanaian
Dr Nduom said “our
inclusive approach will ensure that we select the best men and women to find
and implement the solutions needed”, and promised that the PPP would not give
empty promises to win power but would deliver on its word.
Mr Kofi Asamoah
Siaw, the National Policy Advisor for the PPP, would serve as the Convener for
the PPT while Mr Ladi Nylander would be the lead person in the key policy area
of job creation and domestic enterprise development, while Dr Bawa Mahama would
look at Economic Infrastructure and Ms Hilda Nkansah, Technology.
The other members
and their areas of expertise were Mr Dennis Ofosuappea, for Constitutional
reforms and good governance, Mr William Dowokpor, Public Sector Reforms, Mr
Felix William Ograh, Preventable Diseases and Mr Andrew Deroy, Compulsory and
The rest are Nana
Ofori Owusu, Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Paul Bio, Financing Energy for
Industrialisation, Ms Belinda Bulley, Women Enterprise Development, and Mr
Kwabena Okyere, Sports.