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The incumbent Volta Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Gyapong Cudjoe, says, he is committed to continue all Party Projects in the Region if he is retained at the up-coming Regional Conference of the party.
The NDC is set to elect Regional Executives on September 1, 2018.
According to him, “having built a Regional Party Office under my leadership, I will make sure we continue with the Second Phase of the Project which is to build a Conference Hall and a Guest House for the Party in the Volta Region”.
He said the Guest House will be given to Party Members with proven identity at a reduce cost, stressing that, “It will also be used for party activities”.
Ensuring that we secure the Eight (8) plots of land near the Sonrise School which is currently under litigation for the party in the region, he added.
The Regional Chairman hopeful noted that, his next administration, if given the opportunity will make sure they help constituencies that want to build their own Party Office to do so.
Gyapong claimed to be “a man with much conviction, tenacity of purpose and a wide political experience. It is therefore not surprising that for a political party that pride itself as the World Bank of the Volta Region did not have a Regional Party Office for over 20 years, Gyapong Cudjoe took only a year as the Regional chairman to mobilize resources to construct a regional office for party”.
He further submitted that, “as a business man he knows how to mobilize money for The Region and will not throw his hand in despair when things get tough beyond measure”.
Touting his achievements, Gyapong Cudjoe disclosed that, his team inherited “a paltry amount of only Ghc180 in the accounts for the entire Volta Region with debts, including rent arrears but with hard work and focused leadership, he managed to clear all the arrears and moved the money in the accounts of The Region from 180 Ghana cedis to 1 million cedis or (10 billion old cedis).
This money is still in an investment account generating interest for the party in The Region every month”.
He however, acknowledged the fact that “undoubtedly, the 2016 elections was a tsunami that swept the NDC off its foot. The Central Region went into the elections with 17 Parliamentary seats but lost 13 and retaining only four. This is despite the fact that the sitting Vice President hails from that Region, now late.
The Greater Accra, Western and Brong Ahafo Regions among others lost their parliamentary seats significantly.
For the first time in the history of the NDC we lost 5 parliamentary seats in the Northern region, this has never happened before since 1992”. Was Gyapong Cudjoe the Chairman for all those regions, he asked?
Gyapong Cudjoe with his executives went into the elections with 25 parliamentary seats and came out with 25 seats, he admitted.
Story by Edzorna Francis Mensah