The People’s National Congress (PNC) will elect a flagbearer to contest the next presidential election at its national delegates congress scheduled for Accra on 14 November.
Delegates attending the congress will also choose a new national executive to ensure that the party prepares adequately towards the next general elections.
In an interview in Accra yesterday, the leader of the party, Dr Edward Mahama, said the party’s national secretariat will soon invite its members interested in contesting the presidential slot to file their nomination papers.
He said other issues that will be discussed at the congress will include pertinent national issues that affect the daily lives of the broad masses of the people.
Dr Mahama mentioned some of them as the HIPC initiative and its impact on the economic development and the well-being of the people, the disbursement of the GETFund and unemployment, which he claimed threatens the social cohesion of the country.
According to the PNC leader, the Kufuor administration has failed to make public the various decision points of the HIPC Initiative, its conditionalities and the impact of such conditionalities on the conditions and standards of life of the vast majority of the people.
“The PNC is concerned about the weak and fragile nature of the Ghanaian economy, which needs strengthening to support the political superstructure to implement sound policies that will raise the quality of life of the people and ensure them a better future,” Dr Mahama said.
The PNC leader said the party has already drawn an elaborate time-table for the holding of constituency and regional congresses which are expected to be completed before the end of October.
Dr Mahama called on the supporters of the party not to be distracted by unsavoury comments by its opponents but rather continue to work hard to win more members to ensure its victory in the 2004 elections.