The Progressive People?s Party (PPP) will today, October 2nd, 2012 engage representatives of identifiable groups in a special Encounter with the Nation in Accra at 6 P.M., prompt.

The venue is the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. The groups include civil society organisations, the media, academia, traditional authorities, farmers and fishermen and other professional bodies who the party believes, represent every sector of the Ghanaian society.

This was contained in a press release issued in Accra and signed by the party?s Communications Director, Richmond Keelson.

According to the party, all the invited groups have all confirmed their participation and agreed to ask questions at the programme.

The programme, the statement continued, will be addressed by the party?s flag bearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, and will be carried live by some radio stations in all the ten regions in the country.

In the Greater Accra Region the programme will be carried live on private radio station, Citi FM. Leading Television station, Ghana Television (GTV), will however offer late telecast tonight.

The programme is fashioned on the lines of the IEA programme, where identifiable groups invited will be given the opportunity to ask questions from the main speaker of the evening Dr. Nduom.

Dr. Nduom is expected to roll out PPP?s policy statement for the 2012 elections with four main areas likely to feature prominently. These include incorruptible leadership, job creation, good healthcare and free, continuous compulsory quality education from kindergarten to Senior High School.

?The PPP will use the platform to inform Ghanaians about its plans and actions for this year?s elections. Since the birth of the Progressive People?s Party (PPP) on February 25th this year, our single obsession has been how to change the trend of politics of insults and vilification to a more refined campaign of ideas and issues which in our opinion has been a grieving missing link in our body-politic since the inception of the 4th Republic,? the statement noted.

?Our dear nation has reached a stage where we believe, elections particularly that of the presidential should not be considered as the case had been in the past-just a peripheral routine quarterly exercise without recourse to the relevance of messages being churned out by the contesting parties.?

He is also likely to repeat his challenge to other presidential aspirants to commit themselves to the fight against corruption by setting the mark. The PPP flag-bearer has on many platforms stated that before he files for the December polls, he will declare publicly his assets, his tax returns, the true state of his health status and also the source of funding of his political party.

Other executive members of the party including PPP parliamentary aspirants, the statement said, will attend the programme.

The PPP, the statement added, is of the belief that this year?s election should be a ?clear departure from the past and dwell more on issues where competence, incorruptibility and capabilities should be the hallmark of campaign messages of parties and their presidential candidates.?

?In the opinion of the PPP when these issues are brought to bear on the electorate they will be able to make informed choices which will invariably enhance governance in the country. It will also serve as a watershed of refined governance system that can be equated with some of the best


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