Fifi Fiavi Kwetey, the General Secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has emphasized that it’s crucial for the country to unite behind a common goal or objective in order to make significant progress in national development.
Describing it as the “Ghana Dream”, just as America will say “The American Dream”, Mr Kwetey said the NDC believed that delivering that collaboratively would bring about sustained development that would benefit all.
Mr. Kwetey mentioned that the NDC is planning to initiate discussions not only within its own party but also with members of the opposing side and other relevant groups. The aim is to reach a common understanding and agreement on specific aspects of the developmental journey.
“After 31 years of what we have done, we want to move to the next stage and that is why we want to initiate dialogue and reach out to our colleagues on the other side and other stakeholders to agree to put the national interest above what benefits individual parties,” the NDC General Secretary said.
He stressed that after 31 years of staying the course of democratic rule, the country now should be taking a “quantum leap” in its development process.
“After 31 years of the journey, we should be in a place where the Electoral Commission, for instance, becomes so effortless in its work that we don’t need to lose sleep over whether that body is trustworthy enough to conduct an election.’’
“And the only reason why we have that is because in spite of the fact that we have growth, we still have not done the evolution that would allow us to appreciate that parties will go and come but the evolution will continue,” the NDC General Secretary posited.
“As General Secretary of the NDC, my own effort is to urge my party to build a certain platform to have some conversations with the NPP on a regular basis. We are competitive, we will definitely fight for power but there should be a particular framework on which we must agree, especially, on critical things,” he said.
“This is the message I want to carry on behalf of the NDC, that we are looking forward to a close relationship with all stakeholders, get to know you and your concerns,” he said.