Story: Kwadwo Owusu Aduomi
The forerunner in the NPP presidential nomination, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has announced that national executives of the party, will be paid salaries and also enjoy social security benefits under his leadership.
He made this known at the start of his tour of the Greater Accra Region today. In what many have described as major innovation in internal partisan elections, Alan met with delegates of three constituencies in an open mini durbar at the Suu Astro Turf in the Ablekuma Central constituency in Accra.
Delegates from Ablekuma South and North also attended the durbar. The often cited concern of NPP executives, members and supporters has been the neglect of the party and its structures when they are in administration.
It’s a narrative that has often led to apathy within the rank and file of the NPP, and in the estimation of Alan Kyerematen, this is the time for the burden carriers of the party to enjoy the full benefits of their sweats and labour that have helped the NPP to win two general elections in the country.
That explains his open declaration to put executives on salary and also pay their social security. Many who have known Alan are not the least surprised about his determination to run the party as a disciplined corporate entity and not as the usual sacrificial job without reward.
All his life Alan has carved a unique niche as a corporate maestro both in private and public. His record in both private and public enterprise creation has been a major landmark of reference.
Alan’s mini durbar campaign was also a major topic during the meeting. It fed into Alan’s position that his campaign is a joint partnership agreement between delegates, party supporters and by extension, the larger Ghanaian people.
Delegates felt a part of the Alan dream of running an all-inclusive government when elected as NPP nominee and subsequently, as Ghana’s president.
The peoples’ assembly concept also gave a foretaste of how Ghanaians will enjoy a participatory government under an Alan Kyerematen administration.
Among party stalwarts who accompanied Alan on the first leg of his Greater Accra tour were former Attorney General, Ayikoi Otoo, minister of Railway and Rail Transport, Peter Amewu, NPP chairpersons of the three Ablekuma constituencies, Hopeson Adorye, among others.