The UK and Ireland branch of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is mobilising resources to support the central party in Ghana towards the next general elections to ensure that the party is retained in power.
Members at the annual general meeting in London pledged to support the party to clinch another victory and provide better living conditions for the people of Ghana through good governance and policies.
The AGM attended by a large number of party members as well as sympathisers deliberated on a number of intra-party issues and evolved strategies for the future of the branch and the party in general.
New executives to lead the branch for the next three years were also elected. Members also discussed the financial position of the branch and the means to raise funds to support the next campaign leading to the 2008 general elections.
Addressing the gathering, the immediate past president of the branch, Mr. Ampretwum Sarpong recalled some of the paramount achievements of the branch over the past three years.
He noted that the branch was able to explain the programmes of the party to Ghanaians living in the UK to enable them understand and appreciate the good work being done by the NPP government.
This he said was achieved mainly through radio discussion which resulted in more people joining the party in the UK He said a number of braches were also formed out side London while some exiting branches were strengthened and empowered with recourses to enable them carried out more educational programmes to maximise membership drive.
Mr. Ampretwum observed that a brand new Toyota pick-up vehicle, 5 thousand T shirts and 80 million cedis were sent to Ghana to support the party during the last general elections.
“One of our members Mr Yaw Baah contested a bye election at Kumawu. The branch supported his campaign with a £1000 cash donation and he won.” The past branch Chairman recalled.
Members elected Mr Atta Krufi as the new branch chairman, while Adamu Daramani retained his position as the first vice chairman. Mr Eugene Antwi was elected as secretary.
The follo the elected the following
In an acceptance speech Mr Atta Krufi noted that the peaceful branch election in London should serve as an example to all other in Ghana to ensure that peace prevail in the party before, during and after intra-party elections.
This according to hm will ensure holistic peace which will also propel the party on good gounds to win the 2008 elelction.
“There are no winner and no looser in this election. We just wanted men and women to lead and we have elected them. The way forward is based on unity, hard work and perseverance for us to reach our ultimate goal.” He emphasised