The Omanhene of Oguaa Traditional Area in the Central Region, Osabarima Kwesi Atta, has praised government and the Ministry of Information for Policy Summit initiative.
He urged government to use the summits which is aimed at engaging citizens to tweak government programs.
The platform is a good communication channel between the people and government and vice verse,” he said.
“Major topics selected for the summit are appropriate and relevant and we welcome the decision,” he noted.
Osabarima Kwesi Atta said these when a delegation from the Ministry of Information, led by a Deputy Information Minister, Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah called on him and his chiefs at his palace to formally brief the Omanhene and his chiefs about the 6th National Policy Summit taking place in Cape Coast on May 26 and 27 at the Cape Coast University.
According to him, the two main topics for the summit which includes sanitation and fisheries are very important to the people in the Central region .
“I am confident the cape coast edition will be one of the best” he added.
The Deputy Minister for Information for her part, stressed the need to constantly engage stakeholders and citizens through platforms such as the national policy summit.
She appealed to the chiefs to support the program which is one major event to get feedback on government policies.
The NPS is designed to bring together policy makers, business leaders, Industry players, academia and Civil Society Organisations among others, to brainstorm, interact and dialogue on topical issues of national importance.
Key speakers include Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, and the Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources Cecilia Abena Dapaah.