Politics of Saturday, 15 September 2018
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has delegated its National Youth Organiser, Henry Nana Boakye, popularly known as Nana B, to help resolve the impasse that ensued between serial callers of the party in the Ashanti Region and the Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah.
Nana B, is also to ensure that he adopts appropriate mechanisms to address the grievances of the serial callers and other communicators of the party in order for them not to go public with their frustrations and protest against the government and party functionaries for neglecting them.
This move was revealed by the National Organiser of the party, Sammy Awuku, when interacting over measures the party has put in place to address the rift between the serial callers and the Ashanti Regional Minister.
Some serial callers of the NPP in the Ashanti Region on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 accused the party leaders, especially, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei-Mensah, of neglecting them despite the numerous promises they made to them prior to the 2016 general elections.
To them, ever since the party came to power, none out of the 64 has been offered employment in any of the government establishments in the region.
The situation, they noted, is having a heavy toll on their lives and therefore cannot contain it any longer than to voice out their grievances for the powers that be to call the Ashanti Regional Minister to order.
To express their anger, the furious serial callers burnt their mobile phones at the full glare of the public at the Abyss Park in Kumasi where they held a press conference an announced the beginning of their sit-down strike.
But Awuku commenting further said he was hopeful that the situation will be brought under control after delegating Nana B to look into the matter and find a lasting solution to the issues raised by the grassroots party members.
“We appreciate the contributions of all the serial callers and communicators helping to defend the party. But they should remember that if a mosquito lands on your testicles, you don’t use violence to send it away. And so the party has delegated Nana B who has joined the national officers to go and find a lasting solution to the problem at hand. I have also called Kwabena Nyame [leader of the serial callers] and the party hierarchy to help address the issues amicably”, he noted.
He, therefore, appealed to all the party communicators nationwide to strive to use internal mechanisms to address their grievances rather than to go public and create the impression that they have been totally neglected.