By Maxwell Nkansah
Ghana’s biggest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress has begun a process towards a comprehensive review of the party’s constitution; the document which regulates the operations and activities of the NDC.
In a statement signed by the party’s Deputy General Secretary, Barbara Serwaa Asamoah, the party said it is currently receptive of all pieces of comments, inputs and suggestions from members and sympathizers of the party, which would ultimately inure to the benefit of the party in the constitutional review process.
When submitted, all of such inputs and proposals from party sympathizers and concerned individuals will then be subjected a thorough scrutiny by the party’s Constitutional Review Committee, after which a report will be sent to the Functional Executive Committee of the party.
The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will then take a final step to approve the report of the Functional Executive Committee (FEC), after which the proposals will be duly incorporated into the party’s constitution.
The news of the constitutional review has been met with excitement by members of the National Democratic Congress, who have expressed appreciations to the hierarchy of the party for putting such a measure in place.
According to some of the party members, the exercise will afford them the opportunity to air their grievances about certain structures of the party which in their opinion is stalling the progress of the NDC.
Others have also hailed the initiative in the sense that, it will give the NDC an opportunity to mobilize and regroup ahead of the December 7 general election in 2024. For some, the exercise will also help in deepening the internal democratic processes in the National Democratic Congress. The deadline for the collation of inputs and proposals from concerned individuals has been slated for the 31st of August, 2021.
Meanwhile, the NDC’s 2020 flag bearer, John Dramani Mahama is currently embarking on a nationwide ‘thank you’ tour to express his gratitude to the millions of Ghanaians who voted for the party in the December 7 polls last year.
The first phase of the nationwide tour by the former president is expected to end on Monday, 23rd August, 2021.