The manner political leaders from the two major parties in Ghana, the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have conducted themselves after the 2016 elections depicts that good opportunities will emerge in Ghana in the next four years, Dr Emmanuel Akwetey, Executive Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance, (IDEG) has said.
According to him, leaders of the two parties have been quite sober in their dealings with each other, a situation he said points to a good direction for Ghana’s politics.
Speaking on the Ghana@60 celebrations on GHOne’s State of Affairs hosted by Nana Aba Anamoah on Tuesday, 7 March, Dr Akwetey said: “Moving from the elections, we had the result, the inauguration and the transition period, our leaders have cooperated and worked together, and, so, I feel we have entered a new face of our development where we need to find consensus politics, conducive politics that will enable us undertake some of the important decisions that will bring structural changes in our politics.”
“Our politics is at the heart of most of the problems we are facing and I think that … our leaders, in a way, have been quite sober and reflective and engaging each other in a more respectable manner but how do we sustain this in the next four years such that major decisions could be made and implemented to bring about the change?
“So, I see great opportunities in this next four years but a lot depends on the new politics of consensus.”