Ahotor project is one of many in the pipeline to empower NDC grassroot - Duffuor

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, says the novel ‘Ahotor Project’ is one of many other projects to come, aimed at supporting and cushioning the National Democratic Congress (NDC) grassroot.

Ahotor project is to empower NDC grassroot – Duffuor

Speaking at the official launch and outdooring of the project at the NDC headquarters in Accra on Thursday, June 23, the former governor of the Bank of Ghana opined that the grassroot of the party must be financially stable in order to run their operations efficiently.

The Ahotor project is a testament to the power of stakeholder engagement, and its credit rests on the rank and file of the party. All these years, you have held the fort for the party and borne the responsibility to cater for the needs of your many constituents.

Late-night calls about a member rushed to the hospital, days when you struggle to pool funds for party mobilization and the numerous financial burdens which come with your leadership as a constituency executive,” Dr. Duffuor disclosed.

He also reiterated the need for a well-resourced party.

He continued: “To kick the NPP out of power, our NDC grassroots must be empowered – and to empower the grassroots, our local structures must be financially and logistically resourced for the battle ahead. This is what the Ahotor Project seeks to achieve.

The Ahotor Project is the first out of many other projects, which would spring up for the NDC’s grassroot.”

Meanwhile, the General Secretary for NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah in his remark at the event on Thursday proclaimed the Ahotor business project (a private initiative of Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, former Minister for Finance and leading NDC member) as a project that is first in history for any political party in Ghana.

This project is the first of its kind since our party was established. We have been engaging with the donor and we want to collaborate with Dr. Duffuor to structure the project very well in accordance with the party’s principles, procedures and laws. This is what caused the delay in officially endorsing the project.’’


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