07 January 2005
Former candidate of the CPP advocates re-packaging of party
Kumasi, Jan 6, GNA-
Mr Kwame Appiah Boateng, the Election 2004 parliamentary candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP) for Nhyiaeso in the Ashanti Region (CPP), has expressed the need for the party to be re-packaged in other to win future elections. He said the party should discard the old ways of doing things and to be bold enough to disassociate itself from the socialist agenda that had slowed down its progress.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Kumasi on Wednesday on: "The way forward for the CPP", Mr Boateng said the time had come for the party to model itself into a liberal political organisation while maintaining its African identity and pride.
"The CPP should commit itself to the principles of free market while maintaining its principles of cultural emancipation, economic liberation and dependency on local resources for development". Mr Boateng said the new CPP should be able to speculate how Dr Kwame Nkrumah would have re-defined his ideas to meet the current changing socio-economic and political trends.
Mr Boateng, who said he represented the new generation of the CPP advocated the inclusion of the youth in all the mainstream decisions of the opposition party.