The acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has said the government is putting in place steps to turn around the country’s fortunes.
He said the NPP was in power to correct the mistakes of the previous National Democratic Congress government, and thus urged Members of Parliament (MPs), Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCEs), party executives and supporters, to serve with humility and intelligence to achieve the country’s developmental goals.
He was speaking in an address to sympathizers and supporters of the party at the Brong Ahafo Region’s annual delegates conference held at the Sunyani Technical University on Saturday.
“With pragmatic measures, there will be money in the economy, opportunities will be available and development will come to our communities” he emphasized.
He said the NPP was a development-oriented party citing government’s flagship ‘One district, One factory’, ‘One million dollars’ programs as a few of the plans the new government has for people, and urged leaders in the constituencies to monitor and supervise the programmes to ensure value for money.
“I will urge you the chairmen, organizers and leaders in the community to be up and doing because the money is meant for development, and multiply what will be given to you so there will be more prosperity among us. We are not coming to share poverty, we are coming to share wealth. We are coming to spread opportunities, we coming to make our people work hard and make more money to prosper and develop the country” he said.
He charged party executives, communicators and serial callers to brace themselves and counter all the propaganda of the NDC against government’s policies in the media.
The acting General Secretary of the party, John Boadu, asked regional and constituency executive committees to incorporate the ideas of government appointees in their decision-making process by inviting them to their discussions.
He said the party will monitor activities of the executive committees and appointees and appropriate sanctions meted out to non-performing officials.
Mr. Boadu called on aggrieved party members to use laid down party structures to seek redress, and warned MPs, MMDCEs and party executives, not to manipulate the party’s register ahead of their internal elections.
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, i his welcome address, called for unity among sympathizers and supporters of the party.
The conference was attended by Members of Parliament (MPs), Ministers, Ambassadors, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in the region, national, and constituency officers of the party in the region.
By: Mashoud Kombat/citifmonline.com/Ghana