President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will face questions from journalists in the country on Wednesday at the Flagstaff House.
The event, which will begin at 11:30 am, will give journalists the opportunity to quiz the President on controversial issues which have cropped up in his first year in office.
He’s also expected to face questions on the progress of the government’s programmes as well as queries on the current state of the economy
A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017, where Nana Akufo-Addo promised to meet the journalists in the country every six months while occupying the highest position in the country.
Scandals that rocked NPP government
The first year of the New Patriotic Party’s administration has been rocked by a number of corruption allegations including the BOST contaminated fuel scandal, allegations of corruption by A-Plus against the two deputy chiefs of staff and allegations of conflict of interest against the Finance Minister over the issuance of a Bond.
The GHc800,000 budgetary allocation for the creation of a website for the Special Development Ministry, and the recent “cash-for-seat” scandal in which the Trade Ministry has been accused of extorting amounts of up to $100,000 from expatriates to enable them sit close to President Akufo-Addo at an awards ceremony, have also courted public attention.
Surge in unemployment
Unemployment continues to be a major headache for many especially the youth in the country despite government’s assurance of creating thousands of employment.
One year after the New Patriotic Party took over the administration of the country, not even one former appointee of the previous government have been jailed despite accusing them of corruption when they were in opposition.
Journalists are expected to quiz the president on these and many other issues including government’s handling of the economy in the last one year.
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