Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese, Ghana – In a collaborative effort, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) – Ghana, in partnership with the Office of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency, organized a “Political Café” that ignited optimism among local farmers.
The gathering served as an open platform for grassroots engagement, encouraging discussions, reflections, and suggestions on policy proposals led by young people.
These proposals aimed to cater to diverse groups from various sectors of the economy in different communities within the constituency.
The event featured stimulating presentations and vibrant discussions that evoked a sense of optimism and satisfaction among various groups, including cocoa, garden egg, pepper, cassava, and plantain farmers.
Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the 2020 running mate of President John Dramani Mahama, graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
She delivered an address centred on the theme: “Imagining Our Constituency: Building the Abura-Asebu Kwamankese We Want.”
Professor Opoku-Agyemang explained that the theme was inspired by the overarching concept of “the Ghana we want,” put forth by former President Mahama, who is also the NDC flagbearer for the forthcoming 2024 Elections.
This vision aimed to foster engagement in generating innovative ideas and strategies for building an equitable, prosperous, and harmonious nation.
She emphasized the NDC's tradition of promoting grassroots involvement and inclusivity in decision-making processes and urged eligible voters who were not yet on the National Voter Register to participate in the Electoral Commission's upcoming limited registration drive.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang commended the people for their commitment to the exercise and stressed the importance of engaging and mobilizing the younger generation in their communities to register their votes and contribute to the NDC's mission.
Mr. Michael Abbey, the programme coordinator of FES Ghana, led different sessions held at the Methodist Church Conference Centre in Abura-Asebu.
Four sessions focused on distinct topics: understanding current issues, envisioning the future, designing the future, and the next steps, and serving as focal points for diverse groups.
Mr. Felix Ofosu Kwakye, the NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese Constituency, pledged his commitment to incorporating the resolutions and concerns voiced during the discussions into his work as a potential Member of Parliament for the constituency.