The National Democratic Congress (NDC) will this year hold a special national delegates’ congress to deliberate on policy issues and make constitutional amendments.
The novel congress is a requirement of the party’s constitution and will make room for members to discuss issues in an atmosphere devoid of the election tension as no internal contests will be held at the event.
The Deputy General Secretary of the NDC incharge of Operations, Mr Peter Boamah Otokunor, told the Daily Graphic in an interview that the party’s constitution was amended in 2018 to make room for that special national congress.
“This will be the first time such an event will be held because in the past, what we did was to organise a national congress for both elections and constitutional amendments, but we are decoupling the two so that the congress will be mainly for the election of the national executive of the party,” he said.
Mr Otokunor, however, said the planning of the conference was still ongoing among the leaders of the party and an appropriate date, which would be towards the third quarter of the year, would be announced.
“We are planning to do it this year and plans are underway to put that programme together, so when we are set with the details, we will make them known,” he said.
Throwing more light on it, the National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, said the special national delegates’ congress of the party would look at the structure of the party, constitutional review and how to reposition the party to take the commanding heights of democracy in the country.
“We will make it an all-inclusive activity and bring all stakeholders on board, so that everybody will be found to be part of it. Together, we build this party and no one will be left behind,” he said.
He assured Ghanaians that the NDC would return to power to manage the nation’s economy better.
Mr Ampofo stated that it was only when the NDC was in power that the nation witnessed astronomical development.