TEIN Urged To Shift Paradigm

The Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN) of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have been told they risk becoming more appendages of the NDC if its members do not crave new paradigm that will make them more useful to the party and the society.

James Gunu, Akatsi North District Chief Executive, gave the advice at a forum at Takoradi on Sunday when he spoke on topic: “The innovative TEIN programmes and the funding sources: The way forward.”

He said increasing globalisation and its resultant competition meant that any country, society, business or association that aspires to realise its set targets or objectives must change from the old ways of doing things.

Mr. Gunu said aspirations would be mere fantasies if new and better means of doing things differently in keeping with the time tested changing times are not explored.

He said: “By extension, any political party that purports to have better alternatives to address the plight of the electorate and not rehash old and increasingly deficient strategies.”

Mr. Gunu said a stronger and more resilient TEIN should depart from the passive and reactionary posture characteristic of some student political bodies.

He said TEIN members must be well informed about the policies and programmes of the NDC in order to influence policy and shape public opinion.

Mr James Kofi Fonu Kpatakpa, Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, spoke of the social democratic ideology of the party and asked members of TEIN to embrace the principles.

He said the NDC espouses equality, freedom, equity and justice and this is why it is promoting education to give as many people as possible the opportunity to develop themselves and assist in national development.

Mr. Kpatakpa said people who join the NDC must know what the party stands for and not to become disillusioned when they do not become rich or gain appointments.

Mr. James Kofi Fonu Kpatakpa, Deputy National Organiser of the NDC, spoke of the social democratic ideology of the party and asked members of TEIN to embrace the principles.

He said the NDC espouses equality, freedom, equity and justice and this is why it is promoting education to give as many people as possible the opportunity to develop themselves and assist in national development.

Mr. Kpatakpa said people who join the NDC must know what the party stands for and not to become disillusioned when they do not become rich or gain appointments.

Mr. Isaac Adjei Mensah, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Wassa East advised national service personnel to accept postings to public sector institutions.

He bemoaned the situation where some national service personnel had refused postings to Ministries, Departments and Agencies because of low remuneration.

He said: “Service personnel must accept postings to the public service as a national duty to support the government to improve conditions in the country.”

He urged corporate entities to make deliberate efforts to employ service personnel after their period of duty because of the unemployment situation in the country.

GNA

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