Thirty (30) years ago the National Democratic Congress (NDC) was birthed with the objective of delivering Unity, Stability and Development to all Ghanaians.
Through the leadership of Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings (Rtd.), supported by his formidable team, the NDC emerged out of the PNDC as the vanguard leading the nation in the establishment of a new constitutional democracy, which guaranteed the rights and freedoms of all Ghanaians.
On this solemn day, I commend our forebears who have sacrificed their all to get us here.
The NDC genuinely believes that the essence of democracy is to make life better for all citizens. This is why every time it has had the privilege of leading this country, the NDC strives to create opportunities for all Ghanaians, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.
The NDC also believes democracy goes beyond enriching family and friends, because it involves using the nation’s resources responsibly to address the felt needs of all Ghanaians.
Democracy, transparency and accountability are bed fellows, and therefore, while creating opportunities for all, leaders are also required to wage a strong battle against corruption.
The NDC knows that a media cowed into silence and an intimidated citizenry do not constitute the appropriate resource for sustainable progress and national development.
We believe, therefore, that the ability of citizens to express themselves freely is a right and not a privilege.
This administration must learn to tolerate criticisms and enhance free speech while protecting journalists from harm.
The NDC assures every Ghanaian of better years ahead. We have done it before; bringing tangible socio-economic infrastructure to your communities and ensuring the economy works for all of us and not just a privileged few.
On this auspicious 30th anniversary day, June 10, 2022, I ask all NDC members and sympathisers including the youth of Ghana; and all Ghanaians to “Arise, Arise for Ghana” wherever we find ourselves.
Ghana needs our collective and patriotic energies to rescue her from the decay we see today.
Arise, Arise for Ghana!