The Communication Directorate of Dome Kwabenya Constituency, under the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has held a two day strategic program on communication.
The main theme for the occasion, ” Achievements Forum and Communication Workshop” equally had a sub theme, “consolidating our gains for victory 2020, 2024, 2028 & beyond.
The first day (day1) which was on a Saturday, 25th May, 2019, was used for a communication training and workshop that brought nearly forty (40) recognized sworn-in (by region) constituency communicators under the roofs of Kwabenya Community Senior High School, Atomic.
In his presentation, Hon. Yaw Preko., National Deputy Communications Director, stressed the need to communicate the ideals and works of the party and taking into consideration how messed up the opposition erstwhile administration left the economy of Ghana. He started by commending the communication directorate of the Constituency for the program. As part of his presentation was the revelation of startling facts and figures about the corrupt activities of the NDC which took place under the erstwhile Mahama led NDC administration. And the unprecedented achievements of the NPP within just a little over two years. Hon. Yaw Preko’s also touched of indepth analysis of projects and awarding of contracts vis-a-vis their rudiments. He enumerated quite a number of achievements including education sector improvements and introduction of newer and excellent policies; 1 constituency 1 ambulance; free shs; one district one factory (1D1F); Planting for food and jobs (PFJs); Rearing for Food and Jobs (RFJs) 1district 1 warehouse; LEAP expansion; MASLOC expansion; massive infrastructural improvements in the energy sector etc. He again commended the Directorate for their hardwork and pledged his forever support whenever they call on him.
It was quite unsurprisingly why he is touted as one the most sought after communicators of the party who is a thorn in the flesh of the opposition NDC. He however was quick to advice that, as a party, we need not to rest on our laurels because we have done a lot. But, to propagate the good works of the party to the hearing and seeing of all.
On his part, the Greater Accra deputy Communication Director, Hon. Williams Frimpong-Bonsu, made mention of a number of strategies and tactics involved in political communication. He took participants through the requisite skills involved in selling party/government achievements; and all that was needed to be done to win the floating voters in a constituency depending on the dynamics one finds himself. For strategic reasons, the writer was forced to conceal the strategies that were made mention of. However, one of such which will interest you to know is the Whispering Strategy (coded). Participants had the privilege to ask questions and put in their feedback. Hon. William did the honourable by calming down nerves of participants who feel let down and embittered by the party hierarchy not to loose hope since there are good things on the way coming.
Day 2 was a forum on the achievements of the member of Parliament; Municipal Chief Executive and the Constituency Executives. The MC for the ceremony who doubles as a deputy director for Communications for Greater Accra and host for Homebase morning show, Kingsley Ohene Amoako, treated the audience with his fine political ecstasies and fantasies. His style of communication also added a flavour to the training and Workshop. All facilitators and invited party bigwigs were of the view that such programs when replicated in other constituencies will be the best way forward in our quest to achieve an effective all round communication team that is capable of selling the achievements of the party to its latter for successive electoral feats and victories.
Hon. Nii Noi Anum, speaking on behalf of the Hon. MCE. Janet Mensah, took participants through the achievements of the assembly; what the assembly is currently doing and what they intend doing. As part of his presentation was about the taifa road project which is currently ongoing. According to him, the lane which links to Ofankor had already been captured under the Sinohydro project under Lot 1 of the Inner City Roads.
Hon. Adams Sabo, former Regional assistant secretary and immediate past acting regional secretary who took the floor to encourage the audience to cheer up. He cited a number of motivating experiences meant to raise the spirit of members who feel disappointed by the party.
The National 3rd Vice Chairman, Hon. Omari Wadie encouraged participants whom nearly 99.9% were assembly members, zonal coordinators; polling station chairpersons; polling station executives and party members to exercise a little more patience knowing very well that, the president has good plans for his party members. He adviced participants to take advantage of the things said; make it a concerted effort to propagate the achievements of the party thoroughly.
Also in participation were the council of elders; council of patrons; disciplinary committee members; and zonal coordinators.
The Chairman of the occasion, Mr. William Ekow Briandt, constituency financial secretary, after taking participants through the achievements of the constituency executives had the final moment in his closing remarks to thank the invited dignitaries and participants for their presence.
The Communication officer for the constituency, Welbeck Ato Sefah also known as Merchant did his own vote of thanks. Did acknowledged the invited guests and all those who have made the two days program a success. And officially brought the program to a close with his usual, ‘Insha Allah, NPP will retain the seat come 2020’.