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De-monetizing Electoral Politics, Strengthening Accountable Governance: Which Way Forward for Ghana? Page

22 September 2020

You are invited to the following webinar organised by the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG):

Theme: De-monetizing Electoral Politics, Strengthening Accountable Governance: Which Way Forward for Ghana?

When:Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 from 10am to 12 noon

Where:  ZOOM (Online)

Please click here to register (The link for the virtual forum will be shared prior to the meeting).

Background

The concept of monetization in politics refers to the excessive increase in the cost of doing politics or running for political office. This happens when the power of money comes to determine who rules the nation, instead of the will of the people, a phenomenon known in Ghana as “moneycracy”. Monetization undermines democracy and national development by promoting corruption, weakening accountability mechanisms  and reducing  the role of honesty and integrity in politics. In recent times, political party representatives and other stakeholders such as the National Peace Council, Traditional Authorities, Religious Leaders and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have expressed grave concerns and have also proposed some solutions to this phenomenon.  

The Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) is holding a webinar on the theme, “De-monetizing Electoral Politics, Strengthening Accountable Governance: Which Way Forward for Ghana?”. The objective is to strengthen multiparty democracy by championing nationwide advocacy against monetization which is progressively becoming detrimental to our democracy and national development. 

Expert Analysis

  • De-monetizing Ghana’s Electoral Politics and Strengthening Accountable Governance - Dr Emmanuel O. Akwetey, Executive Director, IDEG

Panellists

  • Ms. Brigitte Dzogbenuku, Flagbearer, Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
  • Hon. Alban Bagbin (MP), 2nd Deputy Speaker of Parliament and M.P. for Nadowli West, National Democratic Congress (NDC)
  • Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu (MP), Majority Leader, Parliament of Ghana and Minister for Parliamentary Affairs

Your participation in this discussion will be highly appreciated. Thank you very much for continuously showing great interest in this event. We look forward to your participation on the day of the webinar!

Please do not hesitate to contact Dorsina Dwamena-Aboagye on +233502066916 or ddwamena-aboagye@ideg.org  or Ms Patricia Konadu Kwakye on +233265291453 or pkwakye@ideg.org  if you have any questions.



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