The Volta Region Caucus of the Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament has begun interactions with constituencies in the region to brace themselves up for activities to reorganise the party.
The caucus, led by Dr James Klutse Avedzi, the Deputy Minority Leader and Member of Parliament of Ketu North, said the caucus had been divided into four groups who visited 18 out of the 26 constituencies in the region from April 19 to April 21.
Dr Avedzi’s group visited Akan, Buem,Biakoye and Ketu North constituencies.
In all the constituencies visited the outcome was positive as people were happy that the Members of Parliament (MPs), now on recess, had taken personal interests in the affairs of the constituencies.
“They expressed happiness and very grateful to the caucus for the tour to make the party bounce back to victory in the next elections,” Dr Avedzi said.
In an interview with journalists at the Parliament House, Dr Avedzi said the NDC Minority Caucus would ensure that the party rebounded and worked itself to victory in the next elections.
“We know very much that we’ll come back to power in 2020, but that has to start with internal re-organisation,” he said.
He said members were awaiting the outcome of the Kwesi Botchwey Committee and expressed the hope that they would agree with decisions that would be taken.
“All is not lost because we could not make it as expected in 2016. We have hope, and we’re re-energising the party, starting with Volta Region which is described as the World Bank of the NDC,” he said.
Dr Avedzi said the leadership of the NDC had proposed early elections at the branch level where nine executives would be elected in each branch.
“For a party to win elections, the branch must be very strong,” Dr Avedzi said, adding that there were 29,000 branches in Ghana where the party needed to mobilise effectively for victory.
He said nominations would open in July for two weeks for the nine positions including chairman, vice chairman, secretary, organiser, women’s organiser, youth organiser, treasurer, communications officer and one person who would be a member, to be contested for.
The election of these officers would be supervised by the constituency executives to ensure that “true members” and qualified persons are elected at the branch levels.
They would be vetted and cleared after which a date would be fixed, somewhere in October.