The governing New Patriotic Party has introduced new party identification cards as part of measures to identify all party members.
In view of this, an Economic Advisor and Spokesperson to the Vice-President, Dr. Gideon Boako, has fully paid for the cost of the cards for all party officials in the Tano North Constituency of the Ahafo region.
The gesture, which covers all polling station executives in the constituency, forms part of the long-standing efforts by Dr Boako to support the party and its executives as they prepare for the 2024 general elections.
Dr Boako believes that having a robust and proactive executive at the constituency and polling station levels would propel the party to secure a resounding victory in the next elections, hence the decision to support them in that direction.
The NPP is seeking to switch to new membership cards with enhanced security features. This follows the national launch and roll-out of the ID cards in Kumasi by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in October this year.
The new biometric membership card is for easy identification, data keeping and proper management of the records of party members. It is also geared towards consolidating and increasing its membership base in order to boost its chances of retaining power in 2024.
The exercise, which is in two phases, commences with the registration of all executives of the party, from the polling station to the national level. It will then embark on mass registration exercises of all members and supporters in all 275 constituencies in the country.
Dr Gideon Boako explained that the new membership card is permanent in nature and shall also provide an avenue for members to pay their dues and make donations and have them credited onto their cards.
Tano North Constituency Chairman of the NPP, Mr Karikari Apau, commended Dr Boako for the timely support. He stated that this is not the first time Dr Boako has extended support to the constituency saying he has been instrumental in the running of the party in the constituency, through the provision of logistics and other supports.
“He recently supported the constituency to embark on a sensitisation tour for the delegates. He has been very supportive, we are happy and proud of him, and the whole constituency is grateful for all his support,” he said.y-
Mr Apau urged members of the party to be ambassadors of ‘this important national exercise.’