The National youth organizer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has revealed that the party would fly only its members to the FIFA world cup tournament in Russia 2018.
According to him, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) did same during their eight-year term in office.
He said supporters of the party must be considered for jobs and other appointments before any other person could be considered because it is their right considering their efforts towards the party’s victory.
Addressing delegates at the NPP Regional Conference in Tamale, Sammy Awuku said government appointees should not be afraid to employ NPP supporters.
He said “It is time for us as party to take care of our party people. When the NDC took their supporters to South Africa for the world cup in 2010, we didn’t complain, when they took their supporters to Equatorial Guinea, we didn’t complain, when they took them to Brazil, we didn’t complain, as for Russian, it is our time, they shouldn’t complain.”
Some members of the NPP have raised concerns that they have been denied jobs by some MMDCEs despite sacrificing for the party in the run-up to the 2016 elections.
But Sammy Awuku assured them they will be properly catered for as neglect is not associated with the NPP.
He added that “Our party people have suffered. When you give a job to an NPP person, you are giving the job to a Ghanaian so our appointees should not be afraid to give jobs to our party people because we brought the party to power and without us they would not be any government, and so it is same for us as a party and people to also make sure if it is NADMO, if it is School Feeding, if it is Youth Employment Agency that our party people needs those jobs, lets support them and get those jobs because when they gave it to their supporters they said they are Ghanaians, very good, when we give it to our own people too, they are Ghanaians and should also respect that.”