Politics of Wed, 11 Apr 20181
New think-tank established in Western Region to honour heroes of NPP
A new think-tank has been established in the Western Region to honour heroes and heroines of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
At the inauguration of the Paa Grant-Krakue-Asmah International Center (PGKAIC), Charles Cobbinah, an aspiring Western Regional Vice-Chairman of the party, said the group would undertake activities on technical development of party activists on activities and philosophy of the NPP.
Focusing attention on research work and data collection on governance issues, leadership, and social matters affecting the development of the party and Western Region are some of the other activities planned.
The founder of the think-tank said he had the vision many years ago but was waiting for the right time to actualise his intentions.
According to Cobbinah, the establishment of the centre has received an overwhelming endorsement from party stalwarts and kingpins yearning to honour great members of the party who have over the years made laudable contributions to the formation, management and sustenance of the party.
He said the multiplier effect of putting up the centre would historically change the way things are done in the Western Region.
According to him, following an introduction of policies and programmes capable of churning out quality human resources, it would be necessary to spur growth and development of the region.
He explained that the only way the region could reverse the phenomenon of underdevelopment was to pay attention to quality human resource development.
He promised to engage party gurus to make meaningful contributions to the management and sustenance of the think-tank, which is the first of its kind in the Western Region.
He said activities of the centre would be streamlined to match existing think-tanks boot for boot in terms of advocacy and campaign against social ills and catastrophic political machinations.
He noted that various angles of development issues would inform the research works of the institution.
Former Western Regional Minister, Evans Amoah, who served as the Member of Parliament for Mpohor and had the benefit of receiving political tutelage from the late Stephen Krakue, witnessed the ceremony.