Koforidua Jan. 04 GNA-The Eastern Regional branch of the
United Cadre Front has indicated that the cardinal principles of the
31st Revolution, which were probity and accountability, social
justice and participatory democracy were as valid presently as they
were at the beginning of the revolution.
This was contained in a communiqué issued in Koforidua and
signed jointly by Mr Richard K. Ansong and Mr Jonathan
Kwao-Sabah, Regional Chairman and Organizer respectively and
copied to the GNA.
“We remain committed to these principles and ideals and call on
all Ghanaians to continually cherish them since it is only when
people can properly account for their stewardship irrespective of
where they find themselves that the nation can thrive and find its
due place among the developed nations”.
It called for judicious use of resources, hard work and respect
for each other and urged all to guard against laziness and all forms
The communiqué called for development of culture of fairness
and good language for one another since they constitute fine
ingredients for peace and stability, especially as the country
prepares for the 2012 general elections.
“We need to be mindful of the psychological effect of statements
that can inflame passions and plunge the country into chaos and
It urged that monies owned to all workers of the defunct
National Mobilization Programme whose appointments were
terminated by the Kufour administration be paid without further
The communiqué noted that many of those workers might have
died already, while some had fallen sick and bedridden and others
turned into paupers since then.
It noted that a lot of acrimonies had arisen as a result of the
fall- out from the recent parliamentary primaries in some
constituencies, which was threatening the peace, unity and
cohesion that the party required for the general elections this year.
“It is therefore absolutely necessary for the National Democratic
Congress (NDC) party to close its ranks and to work towards
ensuring unity within the party”.
The communiqué said it was opposed to the many wrangling and
petty squabbles that existed within the party and called for a
permanent internal mechanism to deal with all issues.
“Such mechanisms must be at all levels of the party right from
the National Secretariat to the branch level. It is equally important
to note that party affairs are even conducted in such a way that
such bickering does not occur at all or they are minimized to floor level”.