NPP embarks on mass membership registration

September 13, 2021 By 0 Comments

The National Executive Committee of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared the remaining days in the month of September as the period for mass membership registration.

The period, according to the NEC, would also be used to update existing names in the polling station register.

Addressing a news conference in Accra last week Friday, the General Secretary, John Boadu, explained that the days will see the party undertake a nationwide exercise of compiling a register of all members of the party, as well as persons wishing to be members.

However, the core requirement for being a member of the party, the Secretary reiterated, “is that you promote and defend the good name of the party at all times and be loyal and truthful to the party and its policies.”

He continued that: “When you write your name, you will become an ambassador of the Party, living and breathing the best of the NPP. You will share with your family, neighbors, friends, and co-workers what you see, feel and hear about the things the NPP is doing.

“You will talk about the new road in your area, your child in SHS, your nephew employed as a nurse, your uncle selling his produce to the new 1D1F factory in your village.

“You will share your experiences from enjoying regular electricity, the easy renewal of your NHIS card and driving license. You will talk about your new job with the Ambulance Service and how the digital address system makes it easy to help people.

“You will project the NPP everywhere you go. Then you will feel the satisfaction of being part of a party that cares deeply about people.”

He used the opportunity of the presser to request all members of the party at all levels to visit their respective polling stations to get their details captured in the polling station register. Also, people wishing to join the party are equally requested to visit their polling stations and provide their relevant details to be captured in the new polling station register.

The media was informed that the President and his vice would also visit their respective polling stations during the 20-day period to update their records.

All national officers, Ministers of State, and all government appointees who are party members will participate in this mass registration exercise.

The membership, according to the General Secretary, and in accordance with Article 3(10) of the party constitution, shall be kept at the polling station levels. But the register will be updated every six months.

The registers shall be in the custody of polling station executives, who shall avail themselves at a publicized venue in and around the polling station and within the electoral area during the 20-day period of the mass registration.

The exercise at the polling stations shall be supervised by the respective Electoral Area Coordinators, Constituency Executives, Regional Executives and the National Executive Officers.

Ahead of this exercise, the party has already distributed polling station registers to all the 38,000+ polling stations in the country, the press was told.

“For emphasis, the Party wishes to state emphatically that no prospective registrant shall be denied the opportunity to get his/her details captured in the polling register.

This registration exercise has nothing to do with polling station elections slated for January 2022. The Party will, at the appropriate time, come out with separate rules and regulations for the conduct of the said elections. This is just a mobilization exercise for the over 6.7 million Ghanaians who voted for us in the last elections, as well as people who are impressed and satisfied with our policies, and accordingly wish to identify with the NPP, “said John Boadu.

REGIONAL ANNUAL DELEGATES CONFERENCES:

The Party has also scheduled the month of October to hold its Regional Annual Delegates Conferences in all the 16 regions of the country, in accordance with Article 9 of the Party Constitution.

John Boadu stated that, just like the recently held Constituency Annual Delegates Conferences, the Regional Conferences will also take place in strict compliance with COVID-19 health protocols.

DATES AND CENTERS FOR REGIONAL ANNUAL DELEGATES’ CONFERENCES

Savannah-Damango, Friday, October 1, 2021; Upper West – Wa, Saturday, October 2; Upper East–Bolgatanga Sunday, October 3; North East – Nalerigu, Monday, October 4; Northern – Yendi &Tolon, Monday, October 4 and Tuesday, Oct 5; Bono East – Atebubu, Wednesday, October 6; Ahafo – Goaso Pastorial Centre Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Others are Bono and Sunyani on Friday, October 8; Ashanti – Obuasi West/Bekwai, Abuakwa, Ejisu, Kodie, Saturday, October 9 – Sunday, October 10; Western North – Wiawso.

On Monday, October 11, Western Takoradi, Tarkwa Tues, October 12, Greater Accra Tema, WAEC Hall, GNAT Hall-Accra Thursday, October 14-Friday, October 15, 2021.

The rest are: Eastern Nkawkaw, Bunso, Koforidua Saturday, October 16–Sunday, October 17, Oti Dambai; Monday, October 18, Volta-Hohoe & Sogakope; Tuesday, October 19–Wednesday, October 20, Central Cape Coast, Kasoa Sunday, October 24 through Monday, October 25, 2021.

NATIONAL ANNUAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE:

The party will hold its 2021 National Annual Delegates Conference from December 18 to 20, 2021, in Kumasi, the Regional Capital of the Ashanti Region.