The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) will continue to offer its ideas and support policies that will improve the lives of the people.
It will, however, criticise as citizens who reserve the right to when they believe the situation calls for it.
The Founder and Leader of the party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, stated this at the fourth National Convention of the party in Bolgatanga, the Upper East regional capital, at the weekend.
Dr Nduom reminded President Akufo-Addo of his responsibility as President for all Ghanaians and not just for New Patriotic Party (NPP) members, stressing that: “I know you know this.”
He said all that the PPP was asking for was equal opportunity for all Ghanaians to develop their talents for the benefit of society.
According to Dr Nduom, the Free Senior High School (SHS) was good but it did not go far enough. “What Ghana needs is free, compulsory and continuous education from kindergarten to the end of senior high school, and PPP will continue to push for it,” he noted.
He said even though the one-district, one-factory was a good initiative, it had not gone far enough and that “we need organised infrastructure, industrial estates with water, roads, electricity and tax breaks to make the investments work”.
He reminded the NPP of the Komenda Sugar and the Ayensu Starch factories, as well as other investments, adding that the country needed critical mass, not isolated, investments. The Akans say, "Dua kor gye ehum a obu."
Task for PPP youth
Dr Ndoum said he was now part of the older generation and that his task now was to encourage, support and educate the young progressives to come to the frontline of the party, stressing that, “The PPP is not Nduom's property. It is our party. Now it is there for you the young people to make it great and successful.’’
He reminded members of the party to remain committed and confident, noting that soon and very soon they would enjoy victory.
“Our commitment to building a united alternative to the NDC and the NPP is strong and without conditions,” Dr Nduom said.
He expressed confidence that the PPP would be successful, adding that, “God willing and with good effort, the PPP will be in Parliament. The PPP will go to the Flagstaff House, and Ghana will see wonders! Ghana will become a strong and prosperous country.’’
He thanked the thousands of men and women, mostly young people, who sacrificed time and various opportunities to promote the party’s 2016 campaign, singling out men and women such as John Obiri Yeboah, John Sterlin, George Afari, Sarah Bucknor, Nana Owusu and others who boldly and confidently contested the parliamentary elections.
Dr Nduom also commended his running mate, Brigitte Dzogbenuku, for having faith in the PPP as the credible alternative in Ghanaian politics while expressing gratitude to those members and supporters who gave their hard-earned money to push the PPP’s campaign forward.
Election of MMDCEs
On the election of MMDCEs, Dr Nduom supported it and added that promising the election of MMDCEs is good, “but you must take firm steps to implement it”.