The General-Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Aseidu Nketiah has touted the achievements of the party and described it as the most successful political party in Ghana’s history.
He made this audacious yet arguable statement to mark the 29th anniversary of the NDC after it broke out from the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) on June 10 1992.
Aseidu Ketiah spoke fondly about the strides of the party and how it birthed the 1992 constitution and laid the foundation for the democracy and democratic governance the country enjoys.
He said the NDC as a social-democratic political party have delivered on all their mandate and proved beyond all reasonable doubts they are better managers of the nation anytime they come to power.
Aseidu Nketiah, however, stated admittedly, that the party has more room for improvement and needs to work hard to restore its glory and capture power soon.
“You will agree with me that maybe our performance will be better. But as we stand here, the NDC remains the most successful party in Ghana since our independence. So we have every reason to be proud of our party. When it comes to development, NDC arguably is a political party that has a track record that will be difficult to beat by any other political party in this country,” he said.
Former Communications Minister, Edward Omane Boamah said Ghanaians need to be proud of the NDC for the following reasons:
NDC built unprecedented Regional and District hospitals & CHPS facilities that have provided and still provide quality healthcare to Ghanaians over the years.
In recent years, the University of Ghana Medical Centre, the Ridge Hospital project, the Bank of Ghana hospital, the Maritime hospital have been added and have saved many Ghanaians from death particularly during this COVID-19 period.
In addition, NDC established Universities, built schools including Community Day Senior High Schools, primary schools and early childhood development centres to provide access and improve education for pupils and students.
Furthermore, in the power sector, NDC established the Aboadze Thermal Power Plant, initiated the West Africa Gas Pipeline Project (WAGPP), established the Atuabo Gas Processing Plant which brought about over 800 mega Watts of thermal power (the fastest in the history of Ghana) to solve dumsor in 2016 and has an unmatched record in rural electrification in Ghana.
Comrades and fellow Ghanaians, there is more that should make you proud of the NDC because we are unique and positively distinguished from the NPP (our ‘noisy neighbours’): massive telecommunications, roads and transport infrastructure such as the National Data Centre, the Accra Digital Centre, the over 800 kilometres Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic project from Ho through six regions to Bawku with a link from Yendi to Tamale, interchanges, port expansion among others.
Looking into the future with hope, I believe there is more that must be offered to restore confidence in governance and in Ghana’s democracy.
There is more we can do to encourage free speech, protect journalists, promote freedom of assembly and to demonstrate, fight corruption and ensure law and order becomes the tool for Ghana’s accelerated socio-economic development.
Fellow Akatamansonians, let’s stay together and work very hard for victory 2024 to rescue Ghana, our motherland.
Happy 29th Anniversary.