Kumasi, Oct 30, GNA - A leading member of the People's National Convention (PNC) has challenged activists to be abreast with the party's manifesto since it was the panacea to the country's socio-economic problems.
Professor Yakubu Saaka, Chairman of the Political Committee of the Party, said party activists should also step up their campaign at the grassroots to enhance the PNC's commitment to provide alternative means of liberating Ghana from its current predicament.
Prof Saaka was speaking at a day's workshop on communication skills organized for 80 activists of the party from the Ashanti, Brong-Ahafo and Western regions in Kumasi on Saturday.
The workshop was sponsored by the party in conjunction with the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and was aimed at sensitising activists and supporters in the Central Zone of the party on the need to adopt vibrant communications skills in their campaign.
It was also meant to keep the participants abreast with the party's manifesto and the unity talks currently going on between the PNC and Convention People's Party (CPP).
Prof Saaka said when the PNC is voted into power and given the mandate in the 2008 elections, the party will institute comprehensive economic policies that would make the nation self-reliant instead of depending on donor agencies for support to sustain the economy. The party would therefore pursue pragmatic education policies that would churn out the calibre of experts, patriotic scientists and people who could effectively manage the nation's economy.
Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, acting National Chairman of the PNC, cautioned the party's regional executives to always endeavour to put their house in order instead of pursuing their own parochial interests that could hamper their aspirations and the party's bid to win the 2008 elections.
Mr Gabriel Pwamang, General Secretary of the party, called on supporters to direct their activities and campaign to the grassroots to explain the party's manifesto to the masses since Ghanaians wanted a change after both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) had failed the nation.