Founder of think tank, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tetteh has said leading candidates in the various political parties will on Monday, 26th October come before a professional panel to defend their policies.
The exercise he explained is an opportunity for the candidates to present their alternatives and policies to help electorates make informed decisions on December 7.
The panel comprises of the founder for Alliance for Women in the Media, Shemima Muslim; Research Fellow at the Legon Center for International Affairs (LECIA), Dr. Amanda Quofie and Dr Lord Mawuko from GIMPA.
In attendance will be the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who will present his manifesto policies and answer questions from the panel.
Speaking with Gifty Andoh Appiah on The Pulse Friday, he said as a Centre for Social Justice their aim is to create a platform for all people and groups in society to take part in the discussion.
To support this statement, he said traders from the Makola market and spare parts dealers from Abossey-Okai were to be expected at the meeting.
Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tetteh believes these everyday persons have a more in-depth understanding of issues like economics better than most people.
“So not only will you hear from doctors, pharmacists and lawyers but you will also hear from traders, fishermen, farmers and spare parts dealers,” he said.
He noted that over 30 professional groups will be present to help in the discussion.
Dr Sodzi Sodzi-Tetteh said such a myriad of persons will ask questions to cover all aspects of society to help the electorates to make informed decisions during the general elections.
“We have the Trade Union Congress, we have the Ghana Medical Association, Ghana National Association of Teachers, Ghana Bar Association etc,” he said.