Diasporian News of Friday, 7 February 2014

Source: Ghana Leadership Union

GLU Raising Funds to Challenge Government

Ghana Leadership Union (GLU) Raising Funds to Challenge Government Acts and Strengthen Leadership

Ghana Leadership Union, Inc better known as GLU has announced a fundraising campaign to support better governance in Ghana. The online fundraiser was launched via online donation platform Indiegogo.com and will be used to finance legal action against poor service delivery, non-performance and needed amendment of the Ghana constitution and to help strengthen Ghana's democratic institutions.

GLU Co-founder Dr. Kwaku A. Danso says he decided to launch the fundraiser because he feels Ghanaian democracy is weakened when blatant acts of illegal governance go unchallenged. Citing the election dispute that sent the NDC and NPP to court, and many judgment debts that go unchallenged and unprosecuted, Dr. Danso said "Our democracy is only stronger when we employ all of the tools of citizenship available to us."

Their goal is to raise $3,500 USD by April 6, 2014 as part of a phased approach to ultimately collect $20,000 in 2014. For more information on the fund, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/glu-legal-fund--2/x/5358396

--- The Ghana Leadership Union, Inc was founded by Dr. Kwaku A. Danso (author of Leadership Concepts and the Role of Government in Africa: The Case of Ghana) with Dr. Eric Sekyere (Australia), Kwasi Kissi (Ghana), Okyere Bonna and other friends as a non-partisan forum to empower and strengthen democracy in Ghana through creative analysis and strategic solutions. The GLU forum has a membership of more than 350 mostly Ghanaian Professionals and a few students based in Ghana and around the world. The network is committed to supporting accountable governance in Ghana. To request membership, contact dansojfk@gmail.com.