CDD-Ghana interacts with three visiting delegations
The Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has held stimulating discussions with visiting delegations from three countries in Africa on aspects of Ghana’s democratic governance.
The first delegation consisted of a five-member team from the South Sudan Law Society (SSLS). It was interested in learning from Ghana’s rich experience in developing a workable post-war constitution that actively solicits civil society input and which reflects the opinions of all segments of the society.
On their part, the delegation shared with the Center insights on the current state of governance and democracy in South Sudan, including strategies for civil society interventions for the promotion of good governance and human rights.
The second delegation was made-up of a 16-member Governance Monitoring and Evaluation Committee from Zambia. They were interested in the experiences of civil society organizations in national development, with particular interest on CDD-Ghana’s interventions.
The third delegation, comprising a 12-member Inter-Party Dialogue Study Mission from Nigeria, interacted with officials from CDD-Ghana, WILDAF and Abantu for Development. Issues discussed included Civil Society contributions to Ghana’s democratic development, the search for an open and equal space for women to engage in the political process in Ghana among others.
In his closing remarks, the leader of the delegation who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Elections Committee, Senator Alkali Abdulkadir Jajere commended civil society groups for working hard to sustain democracy in Ghana. He said civil society organizations in Nigeria must learn to synergize their activities like their Ghanaian counterparts for greater impact.