The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is currently playing host to Centre right parties across the world, including the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, Germany’s ruling CDU and all Centre Right Parties from Africa.
The NPP is hosting the Democratic Union of Africa (DUA) Meeting in Accra with the participation of some 18 countries.
The National Organiser of the NPP, Sammi Awuku explains that the DUA is the Regional Body of all the Centre Right Parties in Africa committed to promoting Freedom, Democracy and Respect for the Rule of Law, adding that the meeting is to help reshape the DUA, under the auspices of the International Democratic Union (IDU).
The DUA which is commenced a conference as the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra yesterday Sunday, February 3, 2019 is the mother union of all centre-right political parties in Africa.
The Democrat Union of Africa was formed over 20 years ago as a working association of democratic parties in Africa and like-minded political parties, foundations and think-tanks with centre to centre-right leanings. It provides a common platform for all these stakeholders to share ideas on matters of policy and to establish the necessary links, as well as to speak with one strong voice in furtherance of its objectives of promoting democracy and centre to centre-right philosophy on the continent of Africa.
The need to take stock and re-examine the activities of DUA after two decades of existence in order to ascertain the extent to which its primary objectives are being met and make the Union more attractive to other parties on the continent, is what has necessitated the meeting in Ghana.
The conference will, thus, inter alia, look at ways of rejuvenating the Union to promote the goals and aspirations of the African people. It is expected that the next 3 years shall be used to pursue this agenda of rejuvenation.