Leader of the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Dr. Henry Lartey, has debunked rumours that the party’s seeming sudden momentum is only intended to align it with either the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“The GCPP is not for sale. I can tell you for a fact, we are here to help strengthen the democratic process and push the domestication agenda a notch higher,” he told The Finder in a recent interview.
Dr. Lartey said the GCPP would be a force to reckon with come Election Day 2012.
The party, according to the leader, was banking its hopes on massive votes from the Volta and Greater Accra regions, stating that individuals who had seen the prospects of the party in the next election had donated offices in Ashiaman to enhance the fortunes of the party.
He was also optimistic about the chances of the party in the Western Region stemming from the encounters of party officials with the chiefs and grassroots supporters in the various communities.
“I am very sure we will pull a surprise,” he said. He described as unfortunate, the disunity within the Nkrumahist parties and the several talks and attempts to present a united front to form an alternative government as “yielding very dim results”.
They have their own problems which they need to sort out but we are not waiting for them, as they try to sort their issues,” he said.
He noted that the party had resolved problems raised by the Electoral Commission in 2008 and was only waiting for the green light from the Commission for its constituency, regional and national elections.
Dr. Lartey also told The Finder that domestication’ was the surest way to sustainable economic recovery.
According to him, over reliance on donor support which comes with unfavourable conditions and terms were making it impossible for the country to surge forward as a global force.
Dr. Lartey called for a rethinking of the path to economic recovery by creating wealth through alternative sources of energy, adding that unlike nuclear energy and crude oil which were dangerous and expensive, a renewable source of energy like solar energy, could fetch Ghana trillions of cedis annually.
Source: The finder
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