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General News Sun, 3 Nov 2002

Reform goes to Congress next February

The National Reform Party (NRP) will go to congress on February 8, 2003, according to a communiqu? of the party released in Accra on Monday.

The communiqu? said the congress, which would be held in Sunyani would review the reorganisation of the party "and hopefully ratify a merger with, at least the CPP".

It said the reduced participation levels agreed in 2000 would apply and the constituencies and regions would pay their delegates' way fully and would have the option to determine the size of their delegations.

The communiqu? said the party reaffirmed its commitment to building a strong, united and independent progressive party with the CPP and other Nkrumaist parties.

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"This party must be committed to mass activism for social equality, greater productivity and economic integration and greater capacity alongside sister African countries to challenge the inequalities of the international economic system."

The NRP said it sees this in the short term as a viable alternative to both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC).

It noted that some members of the CPP want an electoral alliance with the NPP and said it hoped the CPP would address the issue constructively, democratically and swiftly and arrive at a firm position.

In the meantime, it said, its members should start rebuilding the party's structures.

Source: gna
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