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DANQUAH INSTITUTE HOLDS MAIDEN BOARD MEETING

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The Danquah Institute, the Accra-based research, media, training and public policy analysis think tank, held its maiden board meeting on Monday January 28. The board approved the institute’s agenda for 2019 and was principally tasked with electing a chairman.

The Danquah Institute, the Accra-based research, media, training and public policy analysis think tank, held its maiden board meeting on Monday January 28. The board approved the institute’s agenda for 2019 and was principally tasked with electing a chairman.

Present at the meeting were Right Honourable Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament, Freddie Blay, national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister for Inner-City and Zongo Development, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, Ms Elizabeth Ohene, Keli Gadzekpo, Ms Oboshie Sai Cofie, Nana Attobrah Quaicoe, Dr Kingsley Nyarko, Dr Curtis Agyenim-Boateng, Dr Gideon Boako, Ms Sophia Kokor, Edward Kwaku Asomani, the current executive director of the institute, and Ms Mansa Williams.

At the end of the meeting, Right Honourable Mike Oquaye was elected the new board chairman of the institute, succeeding Gabby Otchere-Darko, who has played the role in an acting capacity for the past couple of years.

The launch chairman of the institute was the historian Professor Robert Addo-Fening; he was followed by Professor Yaw Twumasi, now chairman of the governing council of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Credible tradition

Guests at the meeting further discussed issues on positioning the institute as the ideological base of the New Patriotic Party. It will be recalled that at the 2016 NPP national delegates’ congress, held in Kumasi, it was announced that the Danquah Institute is now the party’s official ideological institute ‒ a recognised training institute for the NPP.

This came as no surprise, as the party hinges on the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition, which has withstood the turbulence of developments in Ghana’s politics over the past seven decades and now represents the only credible political tradition in the country.

The institute will continue to anchor the NPP in the rich values and beliefs of the Danquah-Dombo-Busia political ideology.

The Danquah Institute is open to collaboration with actors from the corporate world here in Ghana and the world over, by assisting corporate bodies to unlock puzzling issues through the finest research.