National Democratic Congress [NDC], Flagbearer hopeful, Goosie Tanoh, has said there is the need for Ghana to build accountable institutions that can ensure that people are productive to spearheaded national development.
In his New Year message, Mr. Tanoh said, “Let us enter 2019 with new resolve. Prosperity with social justice will take hard work and sacrifice. Let us love and strengthen our communities. Let us build accountable institutions that can make us productive and keep our wealth here for community and national development. And let us build on this community-led model to achieve the Ghana we all want.”
“I salute the endurance, fortitude, and solidarity that have enabled Ghanaian communities to survive another difficult year in relative peace and integrity. I wish all a peaceful holiday as we prepare to meet the challenges of 2019.”
He noted that, “we will not achieve success overnight, but we must begin now. Let us immediately begin to meet again as neighbours and communities to meet our common challenges.”
“For a start, let us collectively confront the challenges that the Harmattan brings – road accidents, fire outbreaks, and disease. Let us generate community initiatives. Let us also pressure the relevant authorities – Assemblies, Police Service, Transport associations, Fire Service, Ministry of Health to compel safe road use; to teach, monitor, and enforce rules on safe fire handling; and to provide CSM vaccinations (at least for our children) and educate households on how to avoid infection and report symptoms such as fever, headache, vomiting and neck pains immediately to health professionals.”
Mr. Tanoh called on his comrades in the 30,000 NDC branches across Ghana “to organize to support these community meetings and initiatives, and offer leadership where it matters towards a new Ghana – purposeful, united and at peace.”
“This is the way of empowerment for our grassroots branches and communities” he added.