Alan Kyerematen, the former Trade and Industry Minister, has outlined a 10-point agenda to revilitize the party dubbed: ‘Transformation and Modernization of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) – Agenda 2030’.
The agenda, which was released on Friday, August 11, 2023, aims to make the NPP a more vibrant, effective, and inclusive political party.
One of the key pillars of the agenda is to expand the membership base of the party, particularly among the youth and women.
The flagbearer hopeful believes that the NPP needs to do a better job of reaching out to these groups in order to remain competitive in future elections.
Another key pillar of the agenda is to enhance the financial strength of the party. Kyerematen proposes to do this by establishing commercially viable mediums and large scale Party-owned business enterprises, and other investment activities.
The agenda also calls for the promotion of the welfare of Party Executives and other officials of the party. Kyerematen believes that the party needs to take care of its own if it wants to attract and retain top talent.
Other key points of the agenda include strengthening the management, organizational and operational efficiency of the party’s field executives and administrative staff; strengthening the policy research and analytical capacity of the party; integrating more fully the party’s external branches into the activities of the party; strengthening government-party relations and interactions; reviewing the party’s constitution and other legal instruments; establishing strategic partnerships between the party and relevant local and international institutions and organisations; and modernizing party infrastructure and other facilities of the party across the country.
Kyerematen believes that this 10-point agenda will make the NPP a more effective and competitive political party in the years to come.
He is urging delegates to choose him as the flagbearer, so together, they see to the realization of the agenda.
Below is the full list of the agenda:
1. Aggressively expanding the membership base of the Party, focusing particularly on the Youth and Women, and introducing a Membership Reward Scheme to incentivize Party members.
2. Enhancing the financial strength of the Party by establishing commercially viable mediums and large scale Party-owned business enterprises, and other investment activities.
3. Promoting the welfare of Party Executives and other officials of the Party at all levels of the Party structure, including but not limited to the payment of salaries/allowances, and the establishment of a Pension Scheme for Party officials.
4. Strengthening the management, organizational and operational efficiency of the Party’s Field Executives and Administrative staff.
5. Building the Policy research and analytical capacity of the Party.
6. Integrating more fully the Party’s External Branches into the activities of the Party, as well as identifying talents to fill executive positions in government.
7. Strengthening Government-Party relations and interactions by institutionalizing regular consultations on matters related to government and party administration.
8. Reviewing the Party’s Constitution and other legal instruments to respond to and reflect current political dynamics.
9. Establishing strategic partnerships between the Party and relevant local and international institutions and organisations, including political affiliations.
10. Modernizing Party infrastructure and other facilities of the Party across the country.