The Western Regional branch of the Convention People's Party (CPP) has elected new regional executive to run the affairs of the party.
Mr S.G. Etroo maintained his position as the Regional Chairman, with Messrs C. Tawiah and Alfred Mussey as First and Second Vice-Charimen respectively.
Mr G.K. Alorzuke is the new Regional Secretary; Mr Kobina Tumi, Regional Organiser; Mr Chris Nkrumah as the Regional Youth Organiser, and Madam Ekua Kundeb, Regional Women's Organiser.
This was at the party's well-patronised regional delegates conference at Takoradi which was attended by all the presidential aspirants and those vying for the various national executive positions of the party.
One of the aspiring Presidential candidates, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, urged delegates to the party's national congress on December 15, 2007 to vote for him in order to change the status quo which only saw Ghanaians voting for politicians to live good at the expense of the ordinary people.
He said one of the problems facing the country was the huge size of government, both past and present, and that “to me the only way forward is to have a slim government of 50, including regional ministers, and task them to deliver or be fired.”
“What is important is that every action by the government should answer questions such as, will that bring jobs to the people, will that improve living standards and improve the knowledge base of the people?” He said.
Another Presidential aspirant, Mr George Opesika Aggudey, said under no circumstance should any party underestimate the strength of the CPP in next year's elections.
“We have worked hard and now we are in a win-win direction and we will not go back,” he said.
“I can assure you that by the middle of next year, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would have to go back to their drawing boards to re-strategise, since we are coming with full force.”
“It is very sad that a country with so much economic potential has to eat leftovers from the kitchen of the donor community when we have a lot in our country,” Mr Aggudey said.
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom electrified the environment before the start of his message to the delegates with the song “Yesu ka wo ho.”
He also buttressed the point that they were repackaging the new CPP as the only alternative to save the country.
Dr Nduom said the country had passed through the hands of various rulers who did what they could, and “it is now time for the CPP to take over and reshape the destiny of the country”.
Mr Bright Akwetey deplored the crime level in the country and attributed it to the inability of the government to provide security for the people and make the country habitable.
“What happens to a society where people cannot talk freely on their mobile phones, sleep without the fear that they might not wake up the next day,” he asked, and said “something might be wrong somewhere”.
Story by Moses Dotsey Aklorbortu