By Yaw Ansa, GNA
Accra, Oct. 08, GNA – Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, a
Presidential Aspirant of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), will
officially outdoor his campaign as a flagbearer on Tuesday, October 16.
Dr Spio-Garbrah, who is one of the
front-runners for the flagbearer slot of the NDC, has formally submitted his
letter of intent to contest the position to the Party Executive at its National
Speaking in an interview with the Ghana News
Agency, the Former Trade Minister explained that the occasion would be used to
discuss his seven-point agenda aimed at strengthening the Party from the
grassroots to the highest hierarchy.
The agenda, he noted, would transform the NDC
to recapture power from the governing New Patriotic Party in the 2020 election.
Dr Spio-Garbrah proposed to establish an NDC
Welfare Fund and NDC Welfare Officers at the national, regional and
The seven-point agenda include his commitment
to making himself accessible at the NDC Headquarters once a week, create
welfare committees at national, regional and constituency levels, and
strengthen the women’s wing of the Party.
The rest are assisting youth with education
and skills training, helping to build offices for all constituencies, create
national and regional business development committees as well as institute an
NDC credit union.
Throwing more light on the agenda, he said a
welfare scheme would be created to ensure that those who toiled for the Party
would be supported in times of need.
Dr Spio-Gabrah said: “Throughout my 25 years
of membership of the NDC, I have been underscoring the need for Party members
to care for each other and be each other’s keeper, in good times and in bad.”
“While in office as a Minister, I received and
assisted thousands of NDC Party members who often thronged to my office for one
form of assistance or another.”
Dr Spio-Gabrah noted that the campaign launch
would explain how he would provide educational opportunities, skills training
and jobs for the youth.
He observed that there was a strong wind of
change blowing through the Party as part of its renewed agenda and that the
paradigm shift started from the bottom and would continue through the rank and
“At some constituencies, the executives were
100 per cent new while at other constituencies have between 80 to 90 per cent.
I am confident my ideas will win more votes at the upcoming congress,” he said.