The Institute of Economic Affair(IEA) Evening Encounter series is a platform designed for political parties and their flagbearers to interact with a cross-section of Ghanaians through Civil Society and other interest-group representation ahead of the general elections.
Questions are also posed to the candidates after their presentation.
Expressing sentiments out of sync with the judgemental mob mentality of his fellow countrymen, PNC flagbearer Edward Mahama turned heads with his comments on homos*xuals Tuesday night.
The four time Presidential candidate spoke on the issue of homos*xuality during the IEA’s encounter with Presidential candidates, and said whilst gay people can be said to be sinning, they had the rights to do what they wanted with their bodies and that they shouldn’t be discriminated against based on their s*xuality.
The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the think tank that organises Presidential debates, have come out to rubbish claims that they like putting on the event due to the cash they make from it.
The Institute has had to fight an entrenched PR battle with the National Commission on Civic Education (NCCE) for the rights to host this year’s debate, and critics have noted that they fought so hard to keep the rights because they benefit from it.