The National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Stephen Ayensu Ntim, has tasked members of standing and ad-hoc committees of the party to show love and commitment to ensure that the party emerges victorious in the forthcoming 2024 general elections.
Speaking at the inauguration of the various committees yesterday in Accra, Mr Ntim referred to how it took him over 20 years to become the party’s National Chairman, assuring that the NPP will not go back into opposition under his chairmanship.
He noted that winning the 2024 general elections will be historical as the NPP will be the first political party to have won the election on three consecutive terms.
“It is possible because, in terms of policies and programmes, no political party in this current Ghana can compare itself to the New Patriotic Party, and despite all the challenges that we are going through as a country, certainly before the 2024 election, things would have turned and Ghanaians will still have confidence in the party for various members of the committees,” he said.
Mr Stephen Ntim said the party has a clear chance to break the eight-year governance circle, and therefore underscored the need for unity and discipline with the fortitude to carry everyone along.
Mobilising past executives
Additionally, the NPP chair charged members of the committees, especially the welfare and organising committees, to put in place measures to mobilise former appointees and other individuals who served the party in various capacities to ensure their welfare. .
He expects the various committees to meet regularly to deliberate in relevant issues, and make decisions that will be beneficial to the party. Beyond that, he called for a quick submission of their reports to the General Secretary for swift action to be taken.
The committees, Mr Ntim said, were constituted in accordance with Article 10(3)(6) of the NPP Constitution, and approved by the National Council at its meeting held on October 5, 2022, and upon further consultations with relevant stakeholders.
The Finance committee, chaired by Abankwa Sekyere, includes Amb. Edward Boateng, Dr. Charles Dwamena, Madam Adelaide Ahwireng, Nana Adwoa Dokua, Madam Janet Anane and Ernest Akore.
Organisation committee is chaired by Lord Oblitey Commey, and has Henry Nana Boakye, Samuel Awuku, Eric Nana Agyemang Prempeh, Ali Maiga Halidu, Catherine Afeku and Ali Suraj as members.
The research committee has Osei Bonsu Amoah as chairman, with members comprising Dr. Antoinette Tsiboe-Darko, Dr. Nyame Baafi, Ernest Kumi, Matthew Kyeremeh, Dr. Owusu Mensah, Dr. Tina Abrefa, Amma Frimpomaa Dwumah, Peter Oteng Darko and Dr. Kingsley Agyeman.
Other members of the committee are Mohammed Tahiru, Ayisha Salifu, Laurette Korkor Asante Otchere, Sharika A. Isahaku, Nelson Owusu Ansah, Hajia Rukaya Ahmed and Albert Bediako.
The disciplinary committee is chaired by Kwasi Amoako Atta, with members including Dr. Gladys Norley Ashitey Mabel Sarpong, Robert Kutin Jnr., Ing. Akwasi Abeasi, Patrick Boamah, Sheila Bartels and Kwaku Osei Asare.
Communication committee has Nana Akomea as chairman, with Madam Oboshie Sai Coffie, Yaw Adomako Baafi, Kofi Ofosu Nkansah, Davis Opoku Ansah, Richard Ahiagba, Dennis Aboagye, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Kwabena Sarpong, Ben Ayeh, Akwasi Afriyie, Titus Glover, Yofi Grant, Dr. Stephen Amoah- Kwabena Kwakye, Frances Essiam Maame Afia Akoto as members.
The welfare committee chaired by Madam Rita Asobayire also has Dr. Charles Dwamena, William Yamoah, Vida Dugbartey, Samuel Yeboah, Kate Gyamfua, Mary Porsch Oduro, Kwabena Frimpong, Bella Ofori and Afua Gyekyewaa as members.