Congrats, NPP

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Sunday chalked another success in its internal party arrangement by holding a fruitful extraordinary delegates congress to make amendment to its constitution.

A total of about 5,000 delegates from all the 275 constituencies of Ghana and external branches converged on the Heroes Park, Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, where 86 motions were tabled for amendments.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia were among the delegates who attended the conference.

Among the significant motions tabled for amendment was the expansion of the party’s Electoral College for the election of the party’s national youth orgainser and women’s organiser.

Commendably, a number of concerns raised over some of the proposed amendments to the party’s constitution were amicably resolved   at the one-item agenda of Sunday’s extraordinary delegates conference.

As was promised, the ruling party unveiled its electoral calendar for next year with the election of constituency officers slated for February 21 and 24, to be followed by external branch elections, before the mammoth national delegate congress to elect new national officers scheduled for June 15 to 17, 2018.

The extraordinary conference followed the party’s annual delegates conference held in Cape Coast in August.

The Ghanaian Times commends the NPP for the political maturity exhibited by the delegates and considered that as a plus to our democratic governance.

Indeed, building a strong democratic state with a vibrant economy requires strong political institutions both from the ruling government and from the opposition parties to help put governance in check.

That is why we agree with the President that the party must strengthen  its structures to provide strong backing to the implementation of the government’s development agenda.

Indeed, whatever happens within the ruling party has implications on the governance of the country because political parties by their functions exist to capture political power to be able to implement their manifestos, to provide for the needs of society.

One critical function of political parties is to make available the needed human resources for the execution of government policies and enacting laws for the smooth governance of a country. They train and build capacities of men and women loyal to the party’s ideology for government.

While commending the ruling party for a successful extraordinary conference, we implore  other parties, especially the opposition parties to also come out with their plans to educate the public about what they are doing and what they intend to do in the future for our political benefit.







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