The National Democratic Congress, NDC, has pledged a ministerial position to the Ashaiman Constituency in the next NDC government to reward Ashaiman for being its bedrock since 1992.
The National Chairman of the party, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, disclosed this during the Mother’s Day celebration in Ashaiman said, the constituency has overwhelmingly endorsed the NDC in all elections since 1992 and thus become the party’s bedrock and therefore must be rewarded for its loyalty and commitment.
Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, who was the guest of honour in his speech recognised that Ashaiman has been one of the strongholds of the NDC since Ghana returned to multi-party democracy in 1992, giving the party the highest number of votes than any other constituency across the country in the 2020 elections and must therefore incentive as such.
“When people I’ve used their support, we need to reciprocate it. So for that one, if i will not lobby for any immaterial position, at least i have started lobbying for a ministerial position for Ashaiman” he opines.
The National Women’s Organiser of the NDC, Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw, recounts women who have lost their lives in the past few years, including the missing Takoradi girls, Ahmed Susle’s wives, and mother as well as all who were shot and killed by security personnel in connection with electoral activities, whose mothers would have wished them alive to celebrate them on this occasion. To this end encouraged the NDC women to brace themselves up and police their ballots come 2024 as a means of defending their rights of inclusion.
The Ashaiman MP, Henry Ernest Norgbey, on his part said, he has realized that many of the old people who have toiled to formalize the NDC in Ashaiman have not been celebrated enough, hence the I initiative to award them on such a special occasion.
The gesture he explained should serve S a wake-up call and motivate the young people to give their all to the cause of the party which will not go unrecognized.
Awardees received items including mattresses, fans, sewing machines, and television sets as well as plaques and citations. The MP also donated a sound system to the constituency to be used for their activities.
Present at the occasion were the second deputy minority chief whip, Comfort Doyo Ghansah, Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor, Yussif Jaja as well as past and present regional and constituency executives of the party.