Acting General Secretary of the ruling NPP, John Boadu has disclosed plans by the elephant family to establish a party training institute.
Addressing some 5,000 delegates at the National Extraordinary Delegates Conference in Kumasi on December 17, 2017, John Boadu said, plans are far advanced for the establishment of the school.
According to John Boadu, the rationale for the establishment of the school is to primarily offer leadership training for members of the party, who aspire to take up leadership positions in the party and in government.
He added that it will also provide credible cutting edge research intended to promote the party’s vision of building a free and prosperous society. He further explained that the training institute will also identify and groom talents from our educational institutions, and imbibe in them the kind of leadership that resonates with the 21st Century and also, inculcate in them the core values that underpin the NPP establishment.
“the party institute shall to a large extent, concern itself teaching members about the party’s ideologies, principles, core values as well as the vision of the Danquah-Dombo tradition.’’
He continued that, in the short to medium term, appointees of government, officials at the electoral area, polling station level, constituency, regional, and national officers will benefit from the training at the institute.
The Acting General Secretary concluded by saying, The Danquah Institute which for some time now have been promoting the parties ideologies, supporting it with policy interventions, cutting-edge research and training for party officials, is well positioned to start this project.
Meanwhile, the main opposition party NDC in August 2017 launched its ideological school to inculcate the principles, ideologies and values of the party into its members.
The Acting Rector of the Ghana Institute of Social Democracy Dr Willaim Ahadzie disclosed that the Philosophy of the NDC, History of the NDC, History of Ghana, Constitutional Studies, Political Party management, Political Communication and Leadership Skills, Elections and Electoral systems will be the programmes that will run in the Institute.