The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ayesu Ntim, has charged regional directors of communications of the party to be missionaries in spreading the good news of development being rolled out by the Akufo-Addo administration.
He said it is part of the process to position the party to ‘break the eight’, adding “such information will go a long way to convince the ordinary Ghanaian to appreciate the gains, and be encouraged to vote massively for the NPP in 2024”.
“We are called upon to have a missionary zeal in the work of governance and at the same time spread the good news of the New Patriotic Party government. We’ve got to tell our story…If we do not trumpet our achievements, and they are many, no one will tell them for us. Let’s be agents of the party by telling the government’s success stories,” he stressed.
The NPP Chairman made the call during a roundtable discussion with the regional directors of communications of the NPP in Accra. Also present were the Director of Communications, with his deputies, and the Director of Finance and Administration at the party’s headquarters.
Mr Ayesu Ntim urged the regional directors to support the executive from the constituency, regional to national levels to ensure that the party wins the 2024 elections.
“I charge us all to help educate the lost souls under the blind selfish leadership of the NDC and bring them home to where the interest of each and every Ghanaian matters, so we can leapfrog development without drawbacks from the power-drunk NDC leadership,” he said.
He also stressed the need for commitment in sustaining the fight to keep government in power, adding: “We cannot accept the backsliding that takes place every now and then. It doesn’t benefit our nation.”
He assured the party’s rank and file that the NPP administration can be trusted to lead Ghanaians through the current economic challenges, and secure a better future for them.
He said the party under the current leadership is determined to win new seats through effective campaign in the next general elections.
“It is a battle, and we are going back to the people to account for what we have done and to tell them what we have for the people of Ghana. And I’m so sure that based on our track record, the people of Ghana will once again renew our mandate in the 2024 elections,” he stated.
He used the meeting to thank the regional communications directors for their unflinching support for him and the party over the years, and pledged to continue working very hard to ensure that their regions receive their fair shares of the national cake.
Mr Ayesu Ntim advised them to desist from indulging in dirty politicking, and avoid being swayed by unscrupulous politicians who do not think well about the success of the party and the government.
He disclosed that measures were being put in place to ensure that they develop a communications strategy capable of positively influencing the electorate to appreciate the gains made from 2016 through 2020 to the crucial 2024 elections.
“Continue to propagate the good works of the NPP to the grassroots in various electoral areas in your respective regions. Preach the good works of President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia to Ghanaians. If you choose not to tell your story, don’t be offended when someone else tells it because it would be told in a twisted manner,” he reiterated.
Highlighting some of the flagship programmes introduced by the Akufo-Addo government, Mr Ntim said the Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs, Agenda 111, digitalisation drive, among others, should always be the campaign song of the NPP regional communications directors.