John Boadu (left)
THE GENERAL Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has been elected Vice Chairman of the Democrat Union of Africa.
The election was held
on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Accra
during DUA’s 2019 Conference which took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
DUA is the African
Chapter of the International Democrat Union (IDU) which is the global alliance
of all centre-right to right wing political parties as well as like-minded
organizations and think-tanks dedicated to promoting conservative ideology and
democrat principles in Africa and around the world.
Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Movement (PDM), a leading political party in Namibia, MacHenry Venaam, was also elected as Chairman of DUA during the conference.
The Accra Conference
was hosted by the NPP with partnership and support from the Westminster
Foundation for Democracy, the Conservative Party of United Kingdom as well as
the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.
The Conference was used
to advance preparations towards the re-launch of DUA for the purpose of
rejuvenating the Union to effectively promote the goals and aspirations of the
A highlight of the
Conference was the conferment on President Akufo-Addo, the title of an Honorary
Patron of DUA by IDU for his unflinching commitment to the ideals of IDU
including the promotion of democracy, rule of law and good governance in Ghana
on the African continent.
BY Melvin Tarlue