Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye will today, Monday, 14 January 2019 open the 70th Annual New Year School and Conference at the University of Ghana on the theme: “Building Strong Institutions for Democratic Consolidation in Ghana”.
The conference is being organised by the School of Continuing and Distance Education of the College of Education, University of Ghana, in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, the host of the programme, would deliver the welcome address, while the keynote address would be delivered by Prof. Atsu Aryee of the Department of Political Science, University of Ghana.
The School, which has been held regularly since 1948, brings together people from all walks of life to deliberate on topical issues of national and international interest.
Resolutions from the School are presented to the relevant government and parastatal agencies, and these have over the years played a key role in policy formulation.
Sub-themes of the 70th Annual New Year School and Conference include:
Legislative Powers and Strong Oversight: Dealing with Corruption and Consolidating Democracy
Judiciary Independence and Democratic Consolidation
Building Strong Institutions and strengthening Anti-corruption State Institutions
Twenty-five years of Decentralisation: Challenges and Prospects
Promoting Active Citizenship through Civic Education: The Role of NCCE in Consolidating Ghana’s Democratic Gains
The 70th Annual New Year School and Conference will end on Saturday, 19 January 2018.