The La Dade-Kotopon constituency of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has inaugurated a re-organisation team to mobilise party members to work diligently to ensure that the party retains power in 2016 and beyond.
The team, comprising grass- root members in the branches is to strategise on how to reach out to party faithful, and disseminate timely information to be abreast about latest happenings in the party and the country.
The ceremony, which took place in Accra, was on the theme: “Effective Grassroot Mobilisation towards Election 2016 and beyond.”
Inaugurating the team, Isaac Djangmah Vanderpuije, Deputy Greater Accra Regional Minister said the gesture was critical because grassroot mobilisation was tactical for the development of any organisation.
He said the inauguration was necessitated by the inability of the branches to meet.
He said it was also prudent to re-organise a more cohesive team to be proactive and re-strategise in uniting party members for the 2016 elections.
“This will not come easy, we need to marshal our forces with absolute focus on the party’s vision and continue to deliver the promise made to Ghanaians since we are accountable to them,” he added.
Mr Vanderpuije implored party members not to be complacent due to the current wrangling’s in the New Patriotic Party, but be more focussed and plan effectively for the upcoming elections.
He said the welfare of every party member in the constituency was important, and charged the team to have regular interactions with members and find out how they were doing, in a bid to institute unity.
He commended members for availing themselves for the task ahead, and assured them of the party executive’s support to realise their vision of retaining the presidential and parliamentary seat in the constituency.
Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer of National Health Insurance Scheme, posited that unity was necessary for organisational success and implored every party member to rally behind the leadership in the constituency.
“Like every organisational setting, there are altercations, but as matured members, let’s use dialogue to resolve every misunderstanding and not resort to violence to mar the essence of the party’s existence,” he said.
He said for the party to retain the seat, the team should start work now and not rest on their achievements, but continue to galvanise both new and old members for a resounding victory in the 2016 elections.
Mr Mensah said the NDC had embarked on a number of projects such as providing more facilities at the Ridge hospital and the Police Headquarters, renovation of Accra- Circle road, the Burma Camp road, and developmental projects ongoing in other parts of the Greater Accra Region.
The gathering brought together constituency executives and party functionaries, including Nii Amasah Namoale, Member of Parliament for the constituency, and Mrs Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, Municipal Chief Executive.
An amount of GHC10,000
was raised to help facilitate the work of the newly constituted team. -GNA