The Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Saanbaye Baslide Kangbere has bemoaned the lack of support from Municipal and District Chief Executives to improve the fortunes of the Party. He disclosed that, the Chief Executives of the various municipalities and districts in the region, have not been helpful to the party in terms of finances and logistics.
According to Chairman Kangbere, he cannot remember any of the MMDCEs stretching a helping hand by way of finance or logistics when the Party finds itself in dire straits. He wondered how these appointees could forget that they were made MDCEs because of the NPP. Thus, he advised the newly nominated MMDCEs to always remember the Party especially in times of need.
“You seem to have forgotten that, it is the victory of the Party which created the vacancy for you to occupy today. You seem not to care and indeed want to bite the finger that fed you”. He said as he congratulated the newly nominated MMDCEs who are being confirmed. He advised them to learn from the past mistakes and recognize they have a responsibility of helping to improve the political fortunes of the NPP in the region.
The regional chairman made this revelation at the Party’s Regional Annual Delegates Conference held on Saturday, 2nd October 2021 at Wa Technical Institute in Wa.
Chairman SB Kangbere encouraged the Party foot soldiers to keep faith with the party, saying that, their dinner may have delayed but it will surely come. Describing them as the most important people in the party who deserve respect, Mr. Kangbere urged them to continue working for the betterment of the NPP.
The “super heavyweight chairman” as he is affectionately referred, expressed hope that the second tenure of the Akufo-Addo-led NPP presents a new face. He therefore charged the grassroot of the Party not to despair as their sacrifices and efforts will be greatly rewarded in due course.
The Conference brought together party faithfuls and sympathizers from various parts of the country including national executives and former appointees such as Rita Asobayere, the national 1st Vice Chairman; John Boadu, the General Secretary and Henry Nana Boakye, the National Youth Organizer. Others were Kwabena Abankwah Yeboah, the National Treasurer, Boakye Agyarko, former Energy Minister and Prof Ameyaw Ekumfi, former Minister of Education in the Kufour administration.