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'NPP THE MOTOR OF GHANA'S PROGRESS'

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The rank and file of the New Patriotic Party have been reminded of the need always to ensure the growth of the party, in view of how crucial a role the NPP plays in Ghana’s progress and prosperity.

The rank and file of the New Patriotic Party have been reminded of the need always to ensure the growth of the party, in view of how crucial a role the NPP plays in Ghana’s progress and prosperity.

 

John Boadu, Acting General Secretary, said the NPP is the only party credited with having introduced prudent social interventions that have had truly far-reaching implications for our national development.

He cited policies such as National Health Insurance, the capitation grant, the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme, free maternal health care, free senior high school and Planting for Food and Jobs as some of the innovative initiatives made possible by the NPP.

Boadu believes that, “It is… in the supreme interest of Ghana… that the NPP remains stronger and formidable in order to remain in government for the country to progress and witness sustainable growth and development.”

 

                                                          Recipe for prosperity

 

The Acting General Secretary said this yesterday at a press conference to throw more light on the party’s annual national delegates’ congress, slated to take place in Koforidua in the Eastern Region from Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8.

The theme for the 2018 congress is “Building a Stronger Party, Delivering Prosperity to Ghanaians”.

The choice of theme, Boadu said, is based on the fact that the NPP recognises the need to build and strengthen its structures so as to sustain power; this will enable it to carry on delivering prosperity to the Ghanaian people.

He maintained that the NPP remains the only party in Ghana at the forefront of championing almost every progressive development Ghana has enjoyed.

 

                                                        Rules of engagement

 

Boadu announced that all was set for the NPP to hold a successful congress. He urged all candidates competing for party executive positions, and their supporters, to respect the rules of engagement and ensure an incident-free event.

According to the provisions of the party’s constitution outlined in Article 10(3), delegates qualified to attend the conference include members of the National Council and National Executive Committee, all members of the regional executive committees and constituency executive committees, 15 members of the National Council of Elders, and 12 delegates each from every external branch.

The others are one TESCON member from each of the recognised tertiary institutions in the country; 15 patrons, elected from among themselves; founding members across the country who are signatories to the registration documents of the party held at the Electoral Commission; all NPP MPs; and all party members who are ministers, deputy ministers, or metropolitan/municipal/district chief executives.

Boadu further said that the national delegates’ congress will deliberate and make appropriate resolutions on the National Chairman’s statement, the General Secretary’s report, the National Treasurer’s statement of accounts and any other relevant matters.