I Will Decentralize Party Activities -Kwabena Agyepong

 A LEADING Contender for the General Secretary position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Kwabena Agyepong, has said the over centralization of party activities in Accra is counterproductive to the growth and fortunes of the party.

According to him, effective decentralization of the party structures and resources is needed to ensure victory and that the contribution of every single member of the party irrespective of where one is coming from must count.

Mr. Agyepong has, therefore, called on members of the party to sacrifice for victory in 2016 and that he is on a mission to rekindle the spirit of sacrifice and togetherness, and also strengthen the grassroots of the party by making them the fulcrum around which future campaigns will be conducted.

‘I will not be an arm chair General Secretary but rather a practical one who will ensure effective decentralization of party structures, resources and funds, in a manner that will make people feel part of the team and willing to work for the party to recapture power’, he pointed out.

Addressing the media in Wa, as part of his tour of the region to woo delegates to vote for him at the party’s impending congress, Mr. Agyepong assured them of his preparedness to operate an open-door policy where party supporters across the country will be treated as equal shareholders of the party.

The one-time NPP Presidential Aspirant said he did not understand why somebody at Hamile should travel to Accra just for a party card when the person could have it at the Regional or constituency level.

Mr. Agyepong identified the late release of resources for party campaigns during elections as one of the factors affecting the fortunes of the party. He promised to ensure timely release of resources so that the party could work and become more visible and attractive to the people, adding that this would make it easier for the party to effectively market itself in the heat of electioneering campaigns.

The one time Press Secretary to former President John Agyekum Kufuor, who described himself as a true party man believed his message of rejuvenating the party by restoring the avowed principles of sacrifice, selflessness and service to the people was going down well with delegates, hence the warm reception accorded him in all the regions and constituencies he had visited.

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