General News Fri, 29 Nov 2002

Botchwey undertakes second campaign tour

Dr Kwesi Botchwey, vying for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has started the second phase of his nationwide tour.

He would highlight his new and creative ways of financing the party structure and activities, a statement issued in Accra on Thursday said. The tour, which would take him to all the ten regions, preceded by a meeting with the delegates and party members of the Ayawaso West, East and Central constituencies, Dadekotopn, Okaikoi North and South, Ablekuma North, South and central constituencies of the Greater Accra Region.

Dr Botchwey's focus would be on building party structures from the branches through to the national level. He would also unite the party around shared social democratic principles and values with a link to the network of international social democratic Movement.

The statement said his message would throw light on re-affirming the NDC's values of democracy, openness, tolerance, mutual respect, ensuring justice, equity and fair play. He would also ensure that the party created a forum for discussing policies and to create study clubs in all constituencies to facilitate such deliberation.

Dr Botchwey would bring to bear his message of hope for the youth and particularly how to empower women and place them in the mainstream of the party's structure through a systematic programme of training, education and resource under his administration.

Source: gna