Former President John Dramani Mahama has made it clear that his vision for a better Ghana includes the establishment of a Governance Advisory Council.
In a recent address to executives and supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr. Mahama stated that the Council would play a key role in improving political governance, combating corruption, and protecting human rights in the country.
As envisioned by Mr. Mahama, the Governance Advisory Council would be composed of representatives from a variety of sectors, including Civil Society Organisations, religious leaders, traditional leaders, and ordinary Ghanaians.
The Council’s primary function would be to release an annual report on the state of governance in Ghana, which would serve as a guide for the government to assess its progress in key areas such as corruption, human rights, media, and other freedoms.
President Mahama has made it clear that his administration will not tolerate corruption and poor governance. He is committed to waging a sustained war against these issues if he is elected in 2024. The establishment of the Governance Advisory Council is yet another step in this direction.
During his first term as President, Mr. Mahama introduced a Code of Ethics for Ministers of State and Government Appointees. This code of ethics was designed to ensure a clean government with clear systems, procedures, and guidelines for performance and delivery. Mr. Mahama emphasized the importance of demarcating ethical boundaries to prevent abuse of office by public officials.
In conclusion, the establishment of the Governance Advisory Council is a significant step towards better governance and fighting corruption in Ghana.
Mr. Mahama’s vision for a better Ghana includes a commitment to accountability and transparency in government, and the Council will play a critical role in achieving these goals.