Chairperson of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), Samia Yaba Nkrumah has accused the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of failing to properly manage the country’s economy and resources, thereby bringing untold hardship on Ghanaians.
According to her, the citizenry deserved better than the pain and trauma they were being put through by the current government which had woefully failed to implement a single laudable policy and programme to lessen the suffering of the masses.
Samia called for an overhaul of the economy through what she described as rebirth in order to bring Ghana’s economy to an enviable position. She suggested that this could only be achieved through the introduction of new policies to uplift the country from its current economic status.
“Ghana needs to be born again. Ghana needs to be born again through new policies,” she remarked.
Samia said the people could not be allowed to undergo such torment and pain while the NDC government, as a result of its failure to properly manage the economy, went about giving flimsy excuses.
Speaking at the CPP’s National Executive Committee meeting in Tamale over the weekend, she advised government to seek better alternatives of bettering the economy as it was becoming extremely difficult for the ordinary Ghanaian.
She bemoaned the party’s continued downslide performance in each general election, expressing worry in particular about its 6th placement in 2012 Presidential elections with 0.18 % of total votes cast.
She blamed the situation on the seeming lack k of commitment and loyalty on the part of some members of the party which impacted negatively on the party’s visibility in the country’s political space, thus leading to poor performance at the polls in 2012.
Ms Samia expressed utmost surprise about why CPP scored zero votes at some polling stations when polling agents of the party at those polling stations supposedly voted.
In this regard, she announced that the CPP was going to register all its members onto a biometric database system and issue biometric identity cards to them to facilitate easy mobilization ahead of the 2016 General Elections.
The move, according to her, was to establish a creditable database of the true identity of members of the party as well as improve on the collection of membership dues to support party activities.
She therefore called on members of the CPP to re-dedicate themselves to the ideals and principles of the party, hinting of plans to embark on education of its members on CPP’s political ideology, to boost mobilization to win power in 2016.
“The biometric registration of members forms part of reforms to revitalize the party to break the NDC and NPP dominance in the country’s political arena,” she remarked.
The NEC meeting, which is in line with the party’s constitution, was to determine dates on which the party would hold polling station, constituency, regional and national elections this year, to elect executives to run the affairs of the party for the next four years.
In attendance were regional executives of CPP from all the 10 regions of the country, including its 2012 Presidential Candidate, Dr Foster Abu Sakara, CPP 2012 Presidential Aspirant Bright Akwetey and its sole Member of Parliament, Moses Yahaya from Kumbungu.