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Politics of Thursday, 19 July 2007

Source: GNA

Serchen Komba vies for CPP General Secretary post

Kumasi, July 19, GNA - Mr Serchen Komba, a civil engineer and management consultant, has declared his intention to contest for the position of General Secretary of the Convention People's Party (CPP). He said his prime objective for the position was to provide the Party the needed long-term strategic direction that would bring the CPP back as a vibrant and dominant party in the country's politics. In a statement to the press in Kumasi on Wednesday, Mr Komba, a former Volta regional executive member of the CPP, said when given the mandate, he would help to prepare the Party adequately for the 2008 general election.

"In order to achieve this objective, I will help the Party leadership to develop a crash programme which will bring all the splinter groups of the CPP family to the mainstream party activities", he said.

"I will market the party's vision, policies and its human centred-development agenda to the electorate to enable them to differentiate CPP from the other parties", he added.

The aspiring CPP scribe said he would help to incorporate income-generation activities into the party's administration to raise funds to finance the crash programme towards the 2008 general election and increase enrolment of card-bearing members, especially the youth. Mr Komba, who is currently the assembly member for Buamadumase electoral area in the Ejisu-Juaben district, said the time had come for all Nkrumaists to wake up from their slumber to bring the CPP, which served as a vanguard for the advancement of African personality to reposition Ghana as leader in Africa unification dream. He wondered why the Party which used to be the vanguard of the people of African descent in their struggle to realize their potential was performing at the periphery of Ghana politics since 1992 and pointed out that when he becomes its General Secretary, he would try to find answers as a team player and a strategists.