Procuring buses for party members good idea – Policy Analyst

General News of Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Source: Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

2018-06-13

Freddie Blay reportedly promised to buy buses to sponsor party activities

Plans by the acting national chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Freddie Blay to procure 275 buses to aide movement of party supporters should be a welcoming news for delegates in the party, according to policy analyst, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah.

“I believe delegates in NPP should see that as something good and must support anyone who has the party’s interest at heart”, the political and social commentor stated when he spoke to journalists on the recent increment on petroleum products which has brought hardship to the people

Accord to the 2016 Progressive Peope’s Party (PPP) parliamentary candidate for Obuasi East in the Ashanti Region, if every political party the country is able to provide buses for their supporters, it will form part of helping government to create jobs for their members.

“We can also fetch jobs for our people through transport businesses”, Mr. Frank Aboagye Danyansah in tête-à-tête pointed out to reporter Kwabena Danso-Dapaah

The Acting National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, has indicated that the initiative of procuring 257 new buses for the party is one of the modules aimed at making the NPP a self funding party.

Mr Blay who is contesting the National Chairmanship race noted the initiative is part of a strategy he would introduce to position the NPP to sponsor it’s activities when elected.

Speaking at separate encounters with constituency executives in Ho and Sogakofe in the Volta Region, Mr Blay explained the buses upon arrival would be entrusted to a reputable transport company to manage and raise revenue, which would be injected into operations of party activities at the various constituencies.

He detailed that his strategy when accepted and supported by the NPP would not only position the NPP ahead of other political parties in the country, but would also contribute increase the party’s membership drive.

“Funding a party is a major problem not only for the NPP but for all parties… we as members of the NPP prefer to find a way to fund our own party, a reliable way of making our party independence”, Mr Blay said.

He has appealed to the delegates to consider his effective contribution to the NPP’s victory in the 2016 general elections and elect him as the next National Chairman to enable him “change the face of the NPP” with his leadership style.

Mr Blay believes his strategy would help the NPP to remain in power for over 2 decades.

Contesting 3 others for the National Chairman position, Mr Blay is optimistic of garnering 80% of total votes at the National Delegates Conference slated for 5th to 7th July in the Eastern Regional capital, Koforidua.

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