On 7 December 2020, general elections were held in Ghana to elect a president and members of parliament to govern the country for the next four years. During the period, Ghana saw isolated cases of verbal and physical attack with some unfortunate deaths. Nevertheless, the conduct of the elections was generally described by many as successful. In this episode, we do a brief post-mortem detail analysis of Ghana’s elections 2020. The session will touch on the expectations for the new government and parliamentarians in 2021 and beyond. Further, it will discuss thoughts on the current almost balanced parliament in Ghana and its implications for Ghana’s experimental democracy; and size of government and ministerial appointments.
The session will be hosted by Mr. Evans Appiah Kissi, the regular host of the program and a doctoral researcher at the University of Kassel in Germany. The guest panel will comprise Mr. Lord Adusei Aikins, a doctoral researcher at the University of London School of African Studies; and Mr. Eric Owusu Darlison, the vice president of Centre for Better Society Advocacy and Research Africa (CEBSAR-AFRICA). It will be live on Facebook, available on YouTube, Twitter, CEBSAR-AFRICA and AK Mensah’s social media platforms.
Dates and time: Saturday 30th January 2021 at 4pm GMT