General News of Sunday, 17 December 2017
Source: John Awuni
Aspiring National Chairman of NPP in the upcoming National Delegates elections, Mr Fred Amankwah-Sarfo has noted with much concern that the rank and file of the party should be mindful of the decisions they make today as posterity will judge our decisions in no distant.
He made this observation with regards to Constitutional amendment by the New Patriotic Party the ruling government in an interview with Kessben FM’s John Awuni in Kumasi today.
Earlier this year, the NPP through it’s acting General Secretary, Mr John Boadu invited proposals for Constitutional amendments in the party’s governing Constitution as they sought to realign the party and fill loopholes in the party’s current Constitution.
This announcement sparked debate within the party circles with several proposals coming from different quarters within the party.
The aspiring National Chairman has maintained that it is time to deepen participatory democracy in the party and broaden the party’s base from the Polling Station level through to the apex.
Mr Amankwah-Sarfo who was one of the proponents of the Constitutional amendments has observed that the party is about to take yet another critical decision that will faction the forward match of the party.
The aspiring National Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party stated that some of the proposed amendment has a tendency of creating animosity between party members if accepted. He is, therefore, urging delegates to make far reaching decisions that will deepen participatory democracy in Ghana and the rest of Africa political parties to emulate.
The NPP is a beacon of democratic processes, efforts should, therefore, be made to enhance this.
He has therefore called on all delegates who will be affirming the recommendations of the Constitutional Amendment Committee to be very circumspect in the decisions they make at the Party’s National Extraordinary Delegates Conference scheduled for the purpose of approving the Proposed Constitutional amendments on Sunday 17th December, 2017 at the Heroes Park in Kumasi – Ashanti Region.
Mr Fred Amankwah-Sarfo who is a contender in the 2018 national chairmanship position is a Corporate Executive in Residence at the University of Ghana Business School. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems and the West Africa Representative for Sysmac Consultancy Ltd.
Mr Amankwah-Sarfo is an experienced, dedicated, self-motivated and results oriented, business development consultant, an Information System PhD Doctoral Researcher, holds the University of Ghana Pan African Doctoral Academy certificates in Leadership for the Emerging African Scholar and Managing the Doctoral Process, Fred is the President of the Federation of African Doctoral Researchers (FADR) and the Acting President of the Doctoral Researchers Association of Ghana (DRAG), an Ex-President of Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG), a member of the University of Ghana Council and Judicial Committee of GRASAG and the Disciplinary Committee for Junior Members. He mentors PhD and MPhil students in the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems at the University of Ghana Business School.
He has a twenty-five (25) years’ corporate experience in providing cutting-edge ICT systems design, development, implementation and evaluation.
Mr Amankwah-Sarfo is a Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (MCSE) and holds a Masters’ degree in Management of Information Systems (MBA-MIS) and BSc in Business Admin (HRM) from the University of Ghana. He has an excellent track record in leadership, cyber security, strategic information systems, business development and policy analysis. Fred was the Head of Business Development and Innovation at the Ghana Indian Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), research and innovation, training and consultancy institution. He is the Executive Director of PowerLinks Co. Ltd, Board Chairman for TekPro Co. Ltd, and the Director of Operations and Business Development of MTI Gh Ltd.
Mr Amankwah-Sarfo is confident in negotiations, dialogue and consensus building in an atmosphere of mutual respect. He contributes significantly to development and leadership of the University of Ghana and identifies sources of research funding and to the process of securing grants and other forms of research funding and support.