Friday, July 18, 2008

CPP launches manifesto

The Convention People's Party will launch its manifesto on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in Accra under the theme "New Dawn, New Vision".

The manifesto, which is based on the unbridled CPP principles of Equity, Social Justice, Rule of Law and Pan-Africanism would be launched by the party's Flagbearer, Papa Kwesi Nduom.

The party's 10 point agenda which has virtually become the hand book of the Flagbearer is an integral part of the manifesto.

A statement issued by the party yesterday said the highlights of the 10 point agenda include the creation of just and discipline society, reforming of state institutions to meet the challenging trends of modern day governance, reducing the size of government, the sponsoring of amendments to the Constitution to enable election of all District Assembly members, the strengthening and sponsorship of changes to abolish aspects of the constitution that allows Ministers of State to serve as Members of Parliament and quality free and compulsory education for all Ghanaian children from Kindergarten to the Senior High School.

Other speakers at the function would include CPP Chairman, Ladi Nylander, leading member, Agyeman-Badu Akosa, Manifesto Committee Chairman, Nii Moi Thompson and others.

Auctioning of the manifesto would be done by a representative of the UK branch of the CPP with support from other party executives.

Members of the CPP Council of Elders as well as some leading personalities in the Nkrumaist family like Alhaji Asoma Banda, Lt. Gen. (rtd) Emmanuel Erskine, Professor George Payin Hagan and others would be gracing the occasion.

Also representatives of political parties and the Diplomatic Corps are expected to attend the launch.

Identifiable groups like the Ghana National Association of Teachers, the Trades Union Congress, Association of Ghana Industries the Ghana Private Road Transport Union and their likes would also be at the programme.

Institutions like the Institute of Economic Affairs, Centre for Democratic Development, Fredrich Ebert Foundation and the academia are expected to send representatives to the programme, the statement said.

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