Politics of Thursday, 29 January 2009
Kumasi, Jan. 29, GNA - Some National Democratic Congress (NDC) youth in Ashanti have appealed to President John Evans Atta Mills to endeavour to consider youthful, competent, approachable, humble and hardworking people for positions. They insisted that under no circumstances should the President allow himself to be persuaded or pressurized to choose people, who were not qualified for positions and that those nominated should first and foremost be true party members, who were in good standing and also of substance.
A statement signed by Mr Ernest Brogya Genfi, Spokesperson for the NDC youth activists in the Ashanti Region, and issued in Kumasi, expressed the hope that the President would use his discretion in choosing nominees for key positions. In a related development, Mr Joseph Salifu Boarle, a Leading Member of the NDC in the Asawase Constituency, has criticised the struggle among some supporters for the position of the Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE). He warned that the Party had its own criteria in considering people for the position and said it behooved the Ashanti Regional Steering Committee of the Party to use laid down procedures in short-listing people for nomination for the position.
"The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) seat is a crucial one and that there is the need to be circumspect in choosing the right man for the position." This, he said, would help the Party to achieve its objective of delivering on its campaign promises.