Group photo

Participants of the workshop in a group photograph  

All 34 constituency women organisers and their deputies in the Greater Accra Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been educated on various techniques to enhance the party.

In all, 68 women were taken through topics such as networking and fund-raising techniques, the role of the women?s organisers, campaign techniques, center-right agenda in relation to the NPP?s ideology and the expectation of the women within the democratic dispensation.

This was during a residential workshop held over the weekend at the Mighty Gift Hotel at Haatso in Accra.

It was put together by the regional Women Organiser, Joyce Konokie Zempare.

Speakers at the forum included former National Chairman of the NPP, Peter Mac Manu, who spoke on the defining center-right agenda while former Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Hajia Alima Mahama took them through networking.

Lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng also expatiated on the expectation of women while Gloria Ofori Boadu educated them on some fund-raising techniques.

The NPP?s Director of Elections, Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, took the women through mobilization for the upcoming registration exercise.

His colleague at the party?s headquarters, Evans Nimako, also took them through the effective canvassing for votes.

The Regional Secretary, Mohammed Nii Adjei Sowah and Mawusi Nudekor Awitty, who vied for the post of National Women Organiser but lost, were there to facilitate the worshop.

Ms Zempare said she and her colleagues in the region were poised to win at least 22 parliamentary seats in Greater Accra and also deliver not less than 60 per cent of the popular votes.

This, according to her, could only be achieved through an effective women?s wing.

?If the women can bring on board 52 per cent of the women votes to the party, then it can be sure of victory come election 2016,? she stated.

Joyce therefore charged other women organizers to work effectively since the 2016 general elections were crucial for the NPP.

Ada Constituency Women?s Organiser, Sarah Pobee, said she and her colleagues were poised to see the party come to power come December 2016.

?This workshop has enhanced our knowledge in grassroots organization and would enable us to deliver the much-needed votes for the party,? she said.

By Charles Takyi-Boadu

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