Flagbearer aspirant for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, has assured the NDC fraternity particularly delegates of his vison of setting up a welfare fund and other party structures to make the party vibrant and formidable to offer their best.
“Welfare Fund at the national level will be created and run from the dues, filing fees and monies that come into the party, added.”
With his seven-point agenda to implement when given the nod at the presidential primary, he explained that the party needs restructuring and reorganization.
Thus, his vision will put the party in a position of being economically viable to solve internal problems and wrestle power from the New Patriotic Party.
In an exclusive interview with host of Simpieso on Atinka FM Thursday, the former minister of Trade and Industry noted that the fund will be used to assist the weak and aged, the grassroots and senior citizens that are incapacitated.
“Monies to run the fund will be generated from party dues, filing fees, contributions from supporters, appointees and well-wishers,” he added. Activities of the fund will be managed by Welfare committees to be set up.
The NDC after the 2012 election set up the “Heroes Fund” to perform similar activities but just little has become of it.
That, Spio-Garbrah noted to be inactive due to administrative problems and inadequate funding.
“It does not exist as a result of administrative problems or inadequate funding.”
Another avenue he mentioned to solve the unemployment rate in the party and increase business activities is to create business development opportunities to equip them with spirit of entrepreneurship and financial backing.
Similarly, on the issue of the party structures, the agenda reveals that he will build offices at all the 275 constituencies to promote effective administrative work.
According to him, the administrative structure is weak as some of their offices are containers, kiosks and shops.
Another key area he seeks to strengthen is the women’s wing in the party, an embodiment Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah noted was vibrant until the NPP under former president Kufour administration tormented and disorganized them.
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