Alan Kyerematen Announces Plans to Abolish Council of State - Onlinetimesgh

Alan Kyerematen Announces Plans to Abolish Council of State

Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, founder and leader of the Movement for Change (M4C), has announced his intention to abolish the Council of State if elected president.

This announcement was made during the launch of the party’s manifesto, “The Great Transformational Plan,” on Monday, June 24, which focuses on areas such as economy and governance.

During the launch, Kyerematen proposed replacing the Council of State with a new Second Chamber of Parliament that includes representation from key stakeholder groups like labor unions.

“Abolish the Council of State and establish a new Second Chamber of Parliament with representation from key stakeholders including faith-based organizations, traditional authorities, professional bodies, gender-based organizations, the private sector, labor unions, and people with disabilities. That is the truly representative government. That is what we call an all-inclusive government and national unity, and that is going to happen,” he stated.

Kyerematen criticized the two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), claiming they have exhausted their competencies and capabilities and should not be returned to power. He argued that both parties have governed the country for the past 32 years without demonstrating viable plans for the future.

He urged Ghanaians to reject the NPP and NDC and support a new face like the Movement for Change (M4C), under his leadership, as he intends to contest the 2024 Presidential election as an independent candidate. This statement was made during the launch of his “Great Transformational Plan (GTP)” in Accra on Monday, June 24, 2024.

According to Kyerematen, the GTP is a blueprint for Ghana’s economic transformation, outlining robust policy prescriptions and practical steps toward building an enterprise economy. The plan aims to build a prosperous, united, and peaceful Ghana that provides equal opportunities for all, particularly young people, women, and other vulnerable groups, to realize their full potential and improve their livelihoods and general well-being.

Kyerematen noted that over the past three decades, the leading parties have resorted to extensive borrowing to finance their manifesto promises. With only five months remaining until the general elections, citizens are still waiting for the manifestos of the two leading parties. He remarked, “The culture of unrestrained borrowing is what has landed us into the ditch in which we find ourselves.”

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