Former President John Agyekum Kufour, has urged the delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to project and publicize its achievements.
Although Ghanaians love the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), it must spread its many achievements in order to continue being in power for many years, former President John Agyekum Kufuor has said in his speech at the party’s National Annual Delegates Conference at the Ghana International Trade Fair, La, Accra,
“I’ve come to the firm conclusion, over my very long service in politics to our nation and party, that Ghanaians naturally love our party”, Mr Kufuor said, explaining: “They share in our vision of development in freedom, our respect for the private individual and enterprise; and our liberal democratic”.
“They know”, Mr Kufuor added, “That it is our party that can bring the transformation that our nation yearns for”
“Our conduct, therefore, should make it easy for Ghanaians to continue loving us and to continually give us their mandate”, the former President advised.
According to him, “Successive NPP governments are what will do the trick for Ghana’s eventual entry into the ranks of the developed nations of the world”.
In Mr Kufuor’s assessment, “Our present government, under the able leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo, is doing very well but we’ve got to tell our story”, noting: “If we do not trumpet our achievements – and there are many, very many – no one will tell them for us”.
Mr Kufuor warned: “We have had bitter lessons in the past to learn from on this score and we should not let this sad history repeat itself”.
He urged the members of the party to invest a lot of energy into spreading the good works of the government.
“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.
“The news of pragmatism in transforming the nation with humility, as missionaries do. We must not allow ourselves to be straight-jacketed into sterile ideology”, Mr Kufuor also warned.
“If we are able to do these, Ghanaians, I believe, will continue to reward us with multiple successive mandates”, he said.
Former President John Kufuor has called on supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to spread the good news of the Akufo-Addo administration like missionaries.
Speaking at the NPP National Delegates Conference, he hailed the government for doing well but said: “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,” the former President warned.
“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.”
Mr. Kufuor also stressed that the NPP remained the best governance option for Ghana.
“I have come to the firm conclusion, over my very long service in politics to our nation and party, that Ghanaians naturally love our party [the NPP]. They share in our vision of development and freedom, our respect for the private individual and enterprise and our liberal democratic outlook. They know that it is our party that can bring the transformation that our nation yearns for.”
He further urged the part ti heed his advice if it wished to secure “multiple successive mandates.”
Mr. Kufuor was speaking after the NDC had suggested that the government had delivered a “Sakora” Christmas.
Delivering the party’s goodwill message, leader of the NDC delegation, Sylvester Mensah said, “teachers are suffering, doctors are suffering.
The NDC in its solidarity message also said some of the NPP government’s actions action undermined tolerance and lacked goodwill.
“Regrettably Mr. Chairman, we have witnessed policies and regulatory interventions that have had dire consequences on skilled staff and customers of financial institutions. We have witnessed the mass existing of Ghanaians from jobs in the public sector just because they profess political philosophies other than yours.”
The opposition party also held that “press freedom is under siege” because of the closure of some media houses with NDC leanings.