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27.05.2005 NPP News

NPP Has Solved Internal Differences — Commey

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The National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lord Commey, has stated that most of the differences within its rank and file, particularly between some of the party's Members of Parliament and district chief executives, have been resolved.

He said the resolution of such differences which according to him were inevitable with every democratic institution, had strengthened and well positioned the party to accomplish its goals to make life worth living for the people.

The national organiser of the NPP made these remarks at a press briefing shortly after a regional party meeting at Koforidua on Wednesday.

The meeting, which was attended by the Vice President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who is also a member of the National Executive Committee of the NPP, the party's national, regional and constituency executives, as well as Members of Parliament in the region, was to thank the executive and foot soldiers in the party for their support which enabled the NPP to win the December elections.

It was also to look at the challenges of the party and how best to address them to enable the party continue with its development agenda.

Lord Commey said although such differences were likely to occur, it would be in the interest of the party to resolve them amicably for a unified front for the advancement of the party and the government.

He, therefore, urged them to place the interest of the party above their personal ambitions.

'We know that there will be individual differences but let us consider the interest of the party before we do anything so that we stay united at all times”, he told the gathering.

On the overall performance of the government since it took power about four and half years ago, he said a lot has been achieved and mentioned the stability of the cedi and the provision of infrastructural amenities in the various communities.

Lord Commey who admitted that there had been difficulties which compelled the government to take tough and unpopular decisions such as the increase in the prices of petroleum products, indicated that although such a decision had initially made life difficult for the people, such difficulties were gradually coming to an end and called on the people to continue to have faith in the government, which according to him was on course with the noble development agenda.

With regard to the activities of the organisation such as the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), and the Non-Formal Education Division, he said the NPP Administration, unlike the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, would never politicise them, adding that they would only be assisted to play their expected roles.

He called on the media to continue to be watch-dogs with constructive criticism and refrain from misinformation or acts that would tarnish the image of people at the helm of affairs.

The Eastern Regional Chairman of the party, Nana Kofi Adi Ankamah, asked journalists in the region to always contact his outfit for clarification on issues affecting the party before going public.

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