The former Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen, has launched a donation platform to solicit funds from the public to support his campaign to be the next flagbearer of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The donation innovation, headlined “partnership for power,” was launched yesterday at the Accra International Conference Centre by him, with the slogan Ketewabiara Nsua,” to wit, no amount is too small.
Individuals who are willing to donate can dial *713*242# or download the AlanCash App on the Google Play Store.
Addressing the gathering that had filled the AICC, Alan reminded them that the event was only a manifestation of a promise he made early this year to allow the public to contribute to his campaign to become the next presidential candidate of the NPP.
According to him, the public’s contribution, particularly financial, would guide his actions while in office.
“I want you to understand that when I promise, I fulfill it. Whatever I promise during my campaign, I will fulfill it when I become president. As we gather here this afternoon to launch this important initiative, there are three things that I want to draw your attention to.
The first is about inclusiveness. If God favors me to become the leader of my party and subsequently the president, I want to run a government by the people, for the people, and of the people,” he remarked.
Mr. Kyerematen, who led the Akufo-Addo government’s One District, One Factory program, assured the gathering that he would not turn his back on them, adding that “the Alan government is a partnership for power.”
He explained that his desire to run an inclusive government rest on technology and innovation. He said his platform for donations was different from gathering people at a rally to contribute money, but “technology and innovation allow for inclusiveness, which allows a lot of people to offer support to you.”
He spoke highly of the need to inculcate technology in the day-to-day running of affairs, stating that technology was an indication of greater things to come.
He remarked that it was not in his plans to siphon public funds to expend on his campaign, which is why he resigned from office on the principle of self-reliance.
As a result, he had to mobilize resources to ensure that his ambition was on track logistically and financially.
He stated the six steps through which one could donate to support the Alan campaign. There are options to donate with mobile money or a credit card.
He said that people who are not using smartphones could dial the short code *713*242# to donate.
The second way to donate is to use a smartphone by dialing the same short code, or Android and iOS smartphones could download the AlanCash App from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, respectively, with a blue symbol.
The third way to donate is to log onto www.alankyerematen.com, where people can use their computers to donate, with the same website giving updates on his campaign.
The fourth way is by donating in person through a mobile money agent with physical cash, and the donor’s mobile number would be used as a reference, which allows the team to issue a receipt to your phone.
The fifth way is through affiliates, where social media users with large followers may post about the donation for their followers to donate. An interested user would have to apply to be an affiliate through the website to be given permission to post.
The last is the use of the Quick Response (QR) code to also donate to support the Alan campaign.