15 February 2005
CPP to hold workshop on policy direction
Accra, Feb. 14, GNA -
The Research Committee of the Convention People's Party (CPP) is to hold a workshop on Friday to discuss the policy direction document the Party launched in October 2004, according to a statement signed by Dr Nii Noi Dowuona, General Secretary. The session, which would bring together highly qualified experts, would provide an opportunity to open up the Party to all committed persons, who wished to serve as spokespersons on various sectors of the economy and to contribute to the organisation of the Party.
The statement urged all Nkrumaists to identify with ongoing efforts to revive the CPP through useful and constructive engagement."Efforts and resources should be channelled towards building a formidable Party through laid down provisions of the CPP Constitution. "Party members who have leadership ambitions are advised to nurture them with great caution so that the Special Committee set up to investigate the dismal performance of the CPP in the 2004 Elections is not undermined."
The Committee, which would round up its work at the end of February, would make recommendations for the reorganisation and future direction of the Party.
01 February 2005
PNC, CPP want distict identity for MPs
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) have initiated moves to ensure that their Members of Parliament (MPs) get a distinct identity in Parliament.
This is also to avoid the situation where they have to either be with the majority party or the minority party, as is the case currently.According to the two parties, they have met the Speaker of Parliament and they will also meet the leadership of the House to ensure that the necessary amendment is made to the standing orders to alter the prevailing arrangement.
According to Dr Somtim Tobiga, spokesperson for the PNC, said the meeting was successful and hoped that it was the harbinger of good things to come the way of the two parties, adding that the Speaker was “amenable to the idea” and urged them to use the formal approach.
Dr Tobiga said both parties were not satisfied with the sitting arrangements in the House because it did not afford representatives of the two parties the opportunity to articulate and assert their political programme, adding that the sitting arrangements had made the MPs become subservient to the majority caucus of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Professor Nii Noi Dowuona, general secretary to the CPP, corroborated the story of Dr. Tobiga when contacted