Politics of Monday, 26 September 2011
The need for unity within the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC)was the central theme permeating the speeches of all party executives at a forum held at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital under the auspices of the Nurses and Midwifery Training Centre branch of the Tertiary Education Institutions Network(TEIN) last Saturday.
The Ashanti regional Secretary of the ruling party, Joseph Yammin, after further mentioning the importance of unity at this point in the life of the NDC, urged the members of the party to endeavour to help consolidate the power bestowed on the party by Ghanaians.
He said the consequences of not safe –guarding the power given to the NDC by the people of Ghana would be too great for the party to bear, hence the need for the young men and women of the party to remain committed to ensuring victory for the party in the 2012 elections.
He opined that the NDC would win the forthcoming elections with ease if members of the NDC put aside all factionalism and raised high the flag of the party, adding that Nana Akuffo Addo and the New Patriotic Party have no message with which to convince Ghanaians beside their infamous “all die be die” message.
Mumuni Believer Likpalimor, the TEIN- KATH president for his part praised government for her performance in the health sector.
He says the National Health Insurance Scheme has been extended to cover more people and diseases since the NDC took over power. He also cited the newly introduced capitation module of Health insurance as an effective way of preventing dalliance of claims and unnecessary debt. He commended government’s effort at integrating traditional medicine into mainstream health care system.
Other NDC functionaries at the well patronized forum were Hon. Raymond Tandoh, Deputy Ashanti regional secretary who also chaired the forum and Hon. Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, Deputy National Youth Organiser of the NDC well as Hon. Akwesi Abeyie, a regional vice chairman.
Focus FM, Kumasi.