The New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has a message , which will be used to prosecute the 2024 general elections.
Consequently, the General Secretary of the party, Justin Kodua Frimpong, has admonished all ministers and other government appointees to start propagating the unprecedented achievements of the government in their respective sectors.
At a news conference in Accra on Tuesday to respond to the resignation of Alan Kyeremten from the party to contest as independent presidential candidate in the 2024 elections, he said the party is determined to “break the 8.”
“Going into the 2024 general elections, the party has a message, and we use this opportunity to commend Mr. Kyerematen for admitting the good work the government has done under his then ministry,” he said.
The works include the establishment of the One District, One Factory (1D1F) initiative; establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCFTA) with the headquarters of the Secretariat in Ghana; development of new strategic anchor industries, including automobile assembly and component manufacturing, and the establishment of business resource centres and technology solutions centres all over the country.
Others are the establishment of the Integrated Customs Service (UNIPASS) to enhance government revenue; establishment of industrial parks, including the greater Kumasi industrial city and Special Economic Zone; the development of a national export strategy with a target of achieving export revenue of $25 billion by 2030, and the introduction of business regulatory reforms and public-private dialogue mechanisms to facilitate government interaction with the private sector.
He commended the party’s rank and file for remaining steadfast and openly rallying behind the party. “Indeed, this is the true spirit of the New Patriotic Party. To all party faithful who were hitherto supporting Mr Kyerematen by virtue of his membership in the party though it is disappointing and distressing, we urge you to continue supporting the party in our quest to break the 8.”
He added: “NPP has always been a dynamic and resilient political party, and this moment serves as an opportunity for us to demonstrate our unity, fortitude, and unwavering commitment to the principles upon which our party was founded.”