Politics of Monday, 28 July 2014
Source: William Dowokpor
Dr. Nduom Addresses the Nation on “Solutions for Ghana: A Nation in Crisis”.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, a member of the National Committee of opposition Progressive People’s Party (PPP), is scheduled to deliver a lecture on Monday July 28, 2014, under the theme “Solutions For Ghana: A Nation In Crisis”.
The lecture forms part of activities marking the second anniversary celebration of the party. Originally cut to focus on the economic transformation of the country, the lecture has been reviewed to include key aspects of leadership in nation building; in apparent response to recent developments in the country, as the people beg for solutions for the arrest of their failing nation state.
At their regular monthly meeting held last Wednesday, the National Executive Committee of the party decried the failure of the President, John Mahama to lead the country. The committee expressed apprehension about the real likelihood of the country sliding into a failed state if measures were not put in place to arrest the rate at which citizens were losing confidence in the President’s ability to provide leadership for the nation’s development.
Apart from solutions for the long term economic transformation of the country, the lecture will address and offer solutions to the generally bad economic management of the country, evidenced in the numerous cases of misappropriation and misapplication of public funds.
Other areas to be covered include the proposed review of portions of the 1992 constitution, a new innovative role for the private sector in national development, energy, health, water, sanitation and education.
The PPP National Committee, expressed disappointment in the failure of the largest opposition party the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to take on government in the face of unbridled abuse of state resources while the people become worse off by the day.
Given the importance of the lecture to the party and the people of Ghana, the committee has directed that the address be carried live to enable the entire nation and Ghanaians in the Diaspora to be part of it, regardless of their location. The PPP invites media houses to take advantage of the opportunity to bring this important lecture to the people.
The PPP was established in the year 2012 in response to the need for a credible alternative to the NDC and NPP duopoly in Ghanaian politics and governance. The party has been consistent in offering alternative policy visions and constructive criticism of the government in the hope that an appreciable level of good governance can be attained to propel rapid national development.
As a reformist party, its key agenda is to reform state institutions, make government efficient and raise revenue to be able to pay public servants well to motivate them to facilitate the work of the private sector and Ghanaian society in general.
The party has vowed to work to change portions of the Constitution to enable the election of all District Assembly Members and District/Municipal/Metropolitan Chief Executives to ensure local accountability and rapid development.
It is currently engaged in a campaign to abolish the constitutional provision that allows Ministers of State to also serve as Members of Parliament. The PPP believes the reform, will make available for governance a large pool of qualified, experienced Ghanaian talent whose expertise is currently unused and therefore lost to Ghana.
National Secretary (PPP).