…Owusu-Ankomah tells supporters
From Zambaga Rufai Saminu, Takoradi.
THE New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Sekondi Constituency and leader of parliamentary caucus from the Western Region, Papa Owusu Ankomah has appealed to members of the opposition party to take its destiny into their own hands and contribute financially and materially to sustain it.
He said members of the party from the region must not allow people from other regions to use their financial contribution into the party’s kitty in the region, as a yardstick to determine its organization. He also called for effective collaboration from all members to stop the growing acts of indiscipline and all forms of negative conduct.
Paapa Owusu Ankomah made the appeal in Takoradi on Monday, when he swore into office members of the various committees setup by the party to steer its affairs at the regional level. It included Patrons Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Legal and Constitutional as well as Finance Committee.
According to the veteran politician, who served in almost all the top Ministries in the John Agyekum Kufuor’s government, there was the need to stem the tide of indiscipline in the party, saying “Indiscipline is like a virus”.
He called for swift intervention by the leadership of the party from the polling station to the national level to uphold the values guiding the conduct of activities within the party, and to instill discipline into its members.
“Sometimes you discipline to uphold certain values. If you keep your self circumscribed by certain regulations, it guides your conduct,” Paapa pointed out.
According to him, because of the values of the party, there are many who do not benefit from the activities within the party, but still significantly contribute their quota, to keep the organization of the party on track.
Paapa, however, cautioned against greed, gossip and disrespectfulness among others, identified as causes of internal bickering in the party.
Earlier in his welcome address, his junior brother, Nana Owusu Ankomah, who is the regional chairman of the party said the state of the party in the region was good, except few constituencies, which are grappling with challenges.
The Regional Secretary of the party, Mr. K.K Sam, on his part announced the measures put in place by the party to replace the old identity cards with new computerized ones.