[UPDATE] CPP launches 2016 manifesto in Accra

Fans and sympathisers have already taken their seats at the venue (Photo: Komla Klutse)

Sympathisers, supporters, fans and followers of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are expected to converge at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra to launch the party’s 2016 manifesto.

Dubbed ‘Apam Foforͻ’ to wit the new covenant, the manifesto is expected to outline “an elaborate programme” to return the leading Nkrumaist party to power.

Speaking to TV3’s Jonathan Adams on the eve of the launch, National Chairman of CPP Professor Edmund Delle said the party strategized to go around the country with the content of its 2016 policy document before launching it.

“We think that we should support farming with technology,” he stated as one of the policies to find in the manifesto.

“Our overriding aim will be to reduce inequalities in standards of health care for all who need it,” the dermatologist had mentioned in an earlier interview.

The 20-page document is expected to be launched by the party’s Presidential Candidate Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, who will be the first physically challenged president if he wins the December 7 elections.

Most of the people here are persons with disabilities (PWDs), TV3‘s Komla Klutse observed at the grounds.

No wonder, Owusu Debra will deliver the highlight on PWDs as captured in Saturday’s programme line-up.

Expected to help in the launch will be Mr Greenstreet’s running mate, Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketia, as well as key party stalwarts.

For instance, Vice Chairperson Susan Adu Amankwa will highlight the social policy in the manifesto, Kofi Arkaah will deliver the party’s economic policy and Kwesi Pratt Jnr will deliver the foreign policy in the manifesto.

Already present at the grounds are 2012 Vice Presidential Candidate Akosua Frimpongmaa Sarpong Kumankuma, who called on Ghanaians to try the CPP since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have not made Ghana work, multiple flagbearer aspirant lawyer Bright Akwetey and Prof. Onsy Nkrumah.

Son of CPP Founder Onsy Nkrumah (L) seated in the auditorium (Photo: Komla Klutse)

Mr Akwetey was happy with the organisation, stressing the party is not interested in renting supporters to the venue.

He accused the NDC, for instance, of giving GH¢20 each to rented supporters for their the party’s events.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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