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25.10.2002 General News

NDC outdoors new philosophy

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Thursday outdoor its new philosophy, "A Social Democratic Agenda For Ghana," in Accra.

The 42-page booklet outlines the party's political basis, antecedents, and perspective on the district assembly system.

The booklet also indicates the NDC's social and leadership responsibility, and the human, economic and social rights of the citizens. The party also launched its new Identity (ID) Card and a new register. Speaking at the function, the National Chairman of the party, Dr Obed Asamoah emphasised the need for adoption of new strategies to market the party to ensure victory the 2004 polls.

He said the new membership cards were necessary for the separation, identification and mobilisation of its force within the body politics of the country.

Dr Asamoah reminded members to be guided by the consequences of being in opposition characterised with intimidations, dismissals, and politically motivated trials.

Mr Alban. S. K. Bagbin, Minority Leader in Parliament, appealed to government officials and party activists to be circumspect in their zeal to promote their ambitions.

He stated that the adoption of intimidation was dangerous to the democratic dispensation and the exercise of tolerance had an end. Launching the ID Cards, the Register and the New Philosophy, Mr Kwamena Ahwoi, the party's Director of Research said the party believed in equal and egalitarian treatment of all persons with irrespective of their political, economic, social, cultural ad religious relations in a multi-party environment.

He said NDC was determined to build a stable, just and democratic society based on the principles of development. Mr Ahwoi said NDC would protect the under-privileged and uplift the socially disadvantaged at all times. "These notions would not be sacrificed on the alter of political convenience or undermined by political opportunism."

Dr Kwesi Botchwey a contender for flagbearership of the NDC, diplomats, members of parliament, and party executives attended the function.

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