NDC Chairmanship Race: Nothing Can Stop Me From Contesting Former Minister Nii Armah Ashittey
The former Greater Accra regional minister Hon. Nii Armah Ashittey has announced his intention to vie for the national chairmanship position of National Democratic Congress (NDC) coming National delegates congress schedule for November or latest by December this year.
Speaking to Ghanaian Watch news the former Greater Accra regional minister who has also served as mayor for Tema city, lawyer Nii Armah Ashittey stated categorically that he has more than what it takes to be a national chairman of the NDC.
Hon Nii Armah Ashittey who has gone through almost all the ranks of the NDC party, stressed it’s always a honour to serve your country, and is not about money, rather service to the people.
Hon Nii Armah Ashittey hinted that he has served in the various capacities within the party and the country and it has got to a point that the experience he has acquired should be shared with others and want to share with the NDC party at the national level.
Hon. Lawyer Nii Armah Ashittey former MP for Klotey Krowo Constituency said his records revealed that he’s grassroot person who started from Cafe Branch in Osu as branch chairman, Klotey Korle Constituency as chairman at same time member of Parliament for Klotey Krowo Constituency.
Against this backdrop he reiterated nothing can stop him from contesting for the national championship position.
According to Hon. Lawyer Nii Armah Ashittey he has the qualification, competence, as well as experience to occupy the highest position of the NDC national championship.
” Is all about the progress of our party nothing more and also winning 2024, for me that should be the ultimate anybody who wants to contest should have at the back of his mind and not just coming to occupy position but coming to work not also as an individual but as team collectively we can achieve a common goal” Hon Nii Ashittey hinted.
He further stated Ghanaians will not forgive NDC if they fail to win 2024 elections.
He said the NDC will have no excuse or whatsoever if they failed to win 2024, and is not about stealing of votes, is not about rigging rather their winning thus he added he has the what it takes to lead the party to win 2024 for Ghanaians.
“We need to manage our party and keep everybody on board cos everybody is important, that is how we win elections and when we come to power we don’t forget about them because four 4-years is comes like yesterday” Hon Nii Armah Ashittey disclosed.
He noted if one lost an election it doesn’t mean that is the end of his life every good leader must creat a vehicle for them all to come together to work and assist.
He advised delegates in both two major political parties NPP and NDC to ponder and reflect soberly to see who can serve best interest of their great parties before casting their delegate votes to any contestant who wants to steer the affairs of the party in the country.
He called on the NDC delegates not to make any mistake again to vote for those who can’t help win power coming 2024 general elections.
Hon. Lawyer Nii Armah Ashittey disclosed the heart of the NDC party is the branch where every member started from irrespective of one’s position in the party, saying to contest elections in the party, needs a lot of money and this is what is driving many credible candidates away.
According to him the emphasis of the party has now shift to monetization which he said it shouldn’t be so rather creating of a conducive atmosphere for party members to work for themselves.
Hon Nii Armah Ashittey noted previously people were having love for the party unlike nowadays people do places their emphasis on money instead of good people who have the capabilities of leading the party to win power.
“We use to have foreign allies who used to help the party but now things has changed what has gone amiss, the money that are being floated over there wasn’t like the past years during Rawlings, Atta Mills and John Mahama’s regime and it’s a problematic” he stressed.
Read Below some of his leadership positions as well as notable achievements including the following:
1.The brain behind the
establishment of the Ghana Maritime
Administration when I was
the General Secretary of the
Ghana Merchant Navy Officers
Associations (GMNOA). Find
attached the documents thatstarted it
2.Pioneered the establishment
of agencies for the recruitment of
Ghanaian Seafarers on
Foreign Flag Ships. Currently I
have over 1000 Ghanaian Seafarers
working on foreign Shipping
Companies notably Ethiopian
Shipping Lines of Ethiopia, Islamic
Iran Shipping Lines and Danoas Shipping Lines of
Greece and others
3.A member on Committee of
Experts established under the auspices
of the UNDP,
Ministry of Manpower Youth
and Employment and Ministry of
Railways and Harbour. The
Committee has drafted a policy
documents that would promote youth
employment in the Maritime industry.
4.As a former Chief Executive
for TemaMunicipal Assembly. I
served for eight years
with my team of competent
Local Government officials and
workers and achieved a high degree of
excellence for the Tema Municipal
Land mark projects which were
initiated, planned and or executed
were as follows:
a.The Tema–Greenwich Link
b.The City at the Centre of the
world project. Under this project Tema
was linked to the
Borough of Greenwich and to
date several schools in Tema are
benefiting from the link.c.The
Tema Industrial Trade Centre
(TEXPO) established as a one stop
industry and commerce in the
Tema Municipal area. Unfortunately
the project was abandoned by the NPP
government. d.Initiator and brain
behind the Tema –Ashaiman