The biggest opposition party in Ghana, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has touted its democratic, developmental and socio-economic credentials as it’s celebrate the party’s 27th anniversary, saying, “The National Democratic Congress led governments are credited with the most impactful and significant development policies and programs since the inception of the fourth republic.”
In the areas such as education, health sector and very critical infrastructure, including strategic roads, the maintenance and increment of energy facilities, the party said, its records are unmatched.
It’s said because of the NDC’s significant effort in modernizing and expanding the taxation structure, several social interventions had been created citing the GETFUND and National Health Insurance Scheme as an example.
Speaking at the launch of the party’s 27th anniversary in Accra, Mr. Samuel Ofosu-Ampofu, the National Chairman of NDC, said, Ghana is globally recognized as a young but thriving democracy because of the firm foundations laid by the party.
He paid glowing tribute to what he described as “the gallant men and women” whose toil and sacrifices constituted the foundation blocks of the party. The National Chairman of the NDC said, “Let me begin by paying glowing tribute to the gallant men and women whose toil and sacrifices constituted the foundation blocks of the party. Unfortunately, we lost some of them along the journey. We recently lost two of our former National Chairman and I humbly beseech you all to rise as we observe a minute silence in their memory and in the memory of the several other fallen heroes and heroines of our great party since 1992.”
Mr. Ofosu-Ampofu says the party had every reason to be proud of its records, stressing that, the 27th anniversary celebration is solely dedicated to the core base of the NDC. The anniversary is themed: “Revitalizing the NDC for Victory 2020; Targeting Effective Branch Organization.”
The theme according to him amplifies the determination of the leadership of the NDC party to rebuild the structure of the party from the base, where the power actually resides. As an inclusive political party, he said, the strength of the NDC had always been the masses because the party is the only political party that truly offers opportunities to all Ghanaians irrespective of one’s social status, ethnicity or religion.
Majority of Ghanaians according to Mr. Ofosu-Ampofu believe in the NDC as the vehicle that can bring peace, development and prosperity to all Ghanaians.
Source: Adovor Nutifafa