The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Thursday, 4th January, 2018, met with the leaders of the various political parties in the country to seek their views on some governance-enhancing measures his administration intends to take.

The meeting, which was the first between a sitting President and leaders of the political parties in recent years, lasted well over three hours, and was held in a good atmosphere and mutual respect.

Issues discussed included the commemoration of the Silver Jubilee of the 4th Republic, on Sunday 7th January, 2018; the election of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives; and the creation of new regions, amongst others.

It is the intention of President Akufo-Addo to have further such meetings in the future, with the leaders of the political parties, who described this initiative as an impressive one.

The political parties represented by their Chairpersons and General Secretaries, were New Patriotic Party (NPP), National Democratic Congress (NDC), Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP), Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Peoples National Convention (PNC), and the National Democratic Party (NDP).

The rest were Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), United Peoples Party (UPP), All Peoples Congress (APC), Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), United Front Party (UFP), and the Democratic Peoples’ Party (DPP).

In an exclusive interview with SilverFM's Morning Show host Malik Bin Ibrahim (aka Prof), the founder and leader of United Peoples Party (UPP), Agyenim Boateng, alias ‘Gyataba’ said that, President Akufo-Addo’s steps towards promoting an all-inclusive governance by meeting with leaders of the various political parties is in the right direction.

He stated further that such action by the president will enhance the nation’s development.

When quizzed if he will accept any position from the president, ‘Gyataba’ said he was ready to use his knowledge and experience to help the nation.