A leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Yaw Dabie Appiah-Mensah is calling on all current government appointees to pay particular attention to the party’s foot-soldiers to encourage them to continue galvanizing more support at the grassroots.
He observed that any attempt to neglect the foot-soldiers who toiled to return the NPP to power could spell doom for the party in the up-coming general election in December 2020.
“Foot-soldiers form the party's base but it seems most appointees are only interested in the welfare of their families and cronies; and abandoning the grassroots but I think this does not augur well at all for the growth of the party”, he said in an interview in Sunyani.
Mr. Yaw Dabie Appiah who is a former NPP Regional Organizer in the then Brong Ahafo Region noted that President Akufo-Addo has performed extremely well but the attitude and behaviour of some of his appointees could have adverse effects on the party’s electoral fortunes.
He appealed to grassroots and supporters of the party not to give up but fight harder going into the 2020 elections to ensure a resounding victory for President Akufo-Addo.
According to him, Nana Akufo-Addo’s achievements in the last three and half years in terms of implementing pro-poor development initiatives cannot be compared to any government in recent time.
He said in addition to massive infrastructural projects in the various towns and cities, the Akufo-Addo administration has successfully rolled out pro-poor policies such as the Free SHS, Planting for Food and Jobs, One-district One-warehouse, One-District One Factory as well as the restoration of allowances for trainee teachers and nurses and many more.