Aspiring flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Kwabena Duffor has promised to treat grassroots consultation with the utmost importance should he be given the nod.
According to him, the party was founded primarily because the founding father of the NDC, the late Jerry John Rawlings, was passionate about the poor and needy, as well as issues confronting delegates at the grassroots level.
Thus, Dr Duffour indicated that grassroots levels are the pillars of the party and need to be prioritised.
“We must take care of the grassroots. You are the bedrock of the party, the foundation of the party. How do we make appointments without consulting you?
“In my administration, when I become the leader, yesterday I mentioned it, we have to link the government and the Party. And the Party structures must be well-formed. Right now, the government is here, the party is somewhere.”
“That’s why Yendi, all these years have not seen the place of a minister, deputy minister as ambassador or the CEO. It has to change immediately,” the aspiring flagbearer emphasised.
He made these statements at Yendi in the Northern Region on Thursday, April 14, 2023.
Subsequently, Dr Duffour emphaised the essence of consulting people from the grassroots level in the appointment of persons for some positions.
He also assured that should he become flagbearer of the NDC, he would ensure that there is a unit designated for such purposes is created.
“In my administration, there will be a unit within the party headquarters that will also be involved in the appointment of ministers and other jobs, ambassadors. We have do it from the grassroots.”
He also hinted at a pension scheme for cadres who formed the party have dedicated their lives to the service of the NDC.
“We owe it to them to provide them with the financial security they deserve in their retirement years. The Pension Fund is a symbol of our commitment to serving the party and its members, both in the present and in the future,” he added.
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