The Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has commended the rank and file of the NPP on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the party which fell on July 28, 2022.
In a statement released over the weekend to mark the occasion, he saluted “the gallant men, women, youth, students and all Patriots who have worked assiduously over the years to serve our country Ghana and the world through the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to bring sustainable development to our country Ghana.”
Mr Kyerematen said the journey of 30 years had been possible because of the hard work of every member of the party.
“On this occasion, we applaud the entire membership of the party for what we have achieved together, and acknowledged the courageous men and women who stood their ground, despite the challenges they faced, and worked tirelessly to make the NPP stand tall.
“Some lost their lives in the service of the party, and others lost their businesses or had to flee into exile. I, however, note with pride that, whatever members of the party suffered, was all for the good of this great nation and party,” Mr. Kyerematen stated.
He further called on members of the party to, “join the leadership of the party to celebrate our heroes/heroines loudly and silently, pray for the good Lord to grant rest to those who lost their lives serving the party, comfort their families, restore hope to the hopeless and bring alive the spirit of unity of purpose that has brought us this far.”
The Trade and Industry Minister also appreciated the work of those who had continued to sacrifice their resources and energy to help the party march forward.
“In line with the theme of our anniversary; “Our Shared Tradition, Holding and Working Together a Stable and Prosperous Nation”, I urge us to use the celebration to cement the unity of the party to lead us into victory upon victories to serve Ghana our motherland,” he stated.
He also appealed to members and officers of the party to stay united to achieve the “Break the 8” agenda.
“Let us all rally behind our competent party executives and protect our collective unity like the way the elephant, our winning symbol, cares for and nurtures its young ones. No matter how big a position we hold, no matter how big we feel in ourselves, UNITY for VICTORY and DEVELOPMENT should forever remain our guide and must not be compromised. We should always be guided by the edict that ‘no one is more important than the NPP’, for in unity lies strength,” the statement concluded.