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Politics of Monday, 31 January 2011

Source: GNA

NDC Leadership urged to forge strong relationship with Party Executives

Bolgatanga, Jan. 31, GNA - The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Martin Amidu, has called on the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to ensure that a strong relationship is forged between the leaders and Party Executives.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Bolgatanga at the weekend, he sai= d he had observed that there was a weak linkage between some Regional Ministers, District Chief Executives and other Party Executives, and that this was not good for the party.

"The linkages between the constituency executives and some Regional Ministers, and District Chief executives that whip up enthusiasm for party work at the grassroots appear not to be strong," he noted.

He said for a party in Government, every policy is an election issue and must be sold every day. 93We must carry the people along with us from the day of our victory at the elections to the next election and not to wait fo= r an election year to convince them".

Mr Amidu who was in the Region to thank the chiefs and people for giving their mandate to the government during the second round at 2008 election, said he was not happy that some regional party executives were engaged in building their own 93property owning democracies" to the negl= ect of finding resources for the party.

"Regional executives need to build trust and confidence with constituency executives and constituency executives need to build trust and confidence with the lower structures for grassroots mobilization". He said, 93The relationship should be more horizontal than vertical a= s it appears now that we are in Government," adding that people who used to sit down and eat together from the same bowl when the party was in opposition had now built artificial barriers between them because the party was now in power.

He entreated people in the three northern regions to continue to keep faith with the NDC because it was the only remaining political tradition that had the north at heart in terms of development. 31 Jan. 11