Photos: NDC Takes Party School To The Brong Ahafo Region
The Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD) on Saturday, December 16 held its maiden Outreach Party School in Atebubu in the Brong Ahafo region.
The one-day outreach programme which took place at the auditorium of the Atebubu College of Education was the first of its kind to be held outside Accra since its inception.
The programme was attended by over 150 NDC members and sympathisers from Kwame-Danso, Kajaji, Atebubu, Amantin, Prang, Yeji, Ejura, Sampa, Kintampo, Wenchi, Sunyani , Berekum, Techiman and Nkoranza.
Lecturers including Dr. William Ahadzie, Fritz Baffour, Peter Boamah Otukonor and Kofi Kukubor took participants through the Module 001 of the programme which includes political leadership, party organization, Philosophy, Principles and Practice of Social Democracy.
The rest were the Political History of Ghana, Transformational leadership, Activism and Party Organisation.
They charged participants to maintain their identity as Social democrats by reflecting these values in their political discourse.
Some of the participants who spoke to Ghanaxtra.com after the programme expressed their gratitude to the party leadership for heeding to their calls and bringing the school to their doorsteps.
They said the programme will go a long way to helping them to re-energise and revamp their bases for the party to recapture political power in 2020.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) in September this year started its political training institute aimed at ensuring that members are grounded in the ideals of the party.
The Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD) according to the party will focus mainly on ensuring that party faithfuls understand the principles and ideologies of the NDC.
It also seeks to equip participants with knowledge in leadership skills at all levels of party work; acquire skills that will assist in party organisation, undertake membership drives and promote activism at all levels of political activity.
Currently, the institute runs programmes such as the philosophy of the party, history of the party, history of Ghana, constitutional studies, party management, political communication, leadership skills, elections and electoral systems.
The next stop for the team will be the Tusand Hotel in Kumasi where a similar programme will be organised on Monday, December 18, 2017, for those within and around the Ashanti region.