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YES-Ghana partners with EIB Network to launch its maiden presidential dialogue

Accra/2-12-2020: My Voice My Vote Project is an initiative being implemented by Youth Empowerment Synergy (YES-Ghana) in partnership with CISU (Civil Society in Development) and 100% for the Children all in Denmark whose sole mandate is to get the voices of the youth to be heard and to make them active citizens who are involved in the policy and decision-making processes in Ghana.

Presidential candidates in group photograph with the youth audience who participated in the dialogue

YES-Ghana in partnership with GHOne TV of EIB Network hosted the first-round presidential dialogue on the 27th November 2020 where Mr. Hassan Ayariga of the All People’s Congress (APC) party, and Mr. Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent vice-presidential candidate discussed their strategies to address the emerging issues of the youth on Employment, Education, and Health. The youth audience present also asked follow-up questions which were addressed accordingly by the respective presidential candidates.

Dr. Hassan Ayariga (in smock) and Jacob Osei Yeboah

The Presidential Dialogue was aired live on GH One TV and its affiliate stations and also on YES-Ghana and EIB Network social media handles.

The Presidential Dialogue which is part of the My Voice My Vote project allowed the young people to have direct engagements with the prospective presidents on key national development issues constituting the youth position from the My Voice My Vote survey.

The Second-round of the Presidential dialogue will happen on the 4th of December 2020 at exactly 6.00 pm and ends at 8.00 pm the same day at the GHOne TV studios.

It will feature the following presidential candidates; Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Ms. Brigitte Dzogbenuku of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Mr. David Apasera of the People’s National Convention (PNC), and Mr. Henry Herbert Lartey of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) to discuss the merits of the youth position and how they seek to incorporate the youth in their respective governance agenda.

The presidential candidates will also use the opportunity during the encounter to speak directly to the young people of Ghana and to state their youth agenda if they are voted into office in the upcoming elections.

At the end of each encounter, each presidential candidate will be invited to sign a pact with the youth; a declaration of commitment to the youth course, to incorporate the youth position into their respective governance agenda. This pact will become the basis for future accountability measurements when a new government is formed.