I warmly welcome you to this year’s annual delegates’ conference of our great party. A year from now, the 2020 general elections would have come and gone and hopefully, our great “Osono” party would have chalked another resounding victory.
However, I do not in any way presume that the victory will come about without much effort. We will have to work for it. It is the four years of good works that our government under our leader, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would have done that will have to speak for us for Ghanaians to give us another mandate.
Those of you who have had the privilege to be in leadership positions should carry the Ghanaian people with you by actions that demonstrate that you respect them and the mandate they have given you, through selflessness, humility, and respect for the rule of law, and demonstration that you are accountable to them. The least you can do to lose the trust of the people is to take them for granted. If the people perceive such an inclination on your part, no matter what good you do for them, they will be willing to forego them.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I have come to the firm conclusion that Ghanaians naturally love our NPP party. They share in our vision of development in freedom, our respect for the private individual and enterprise, and our liberal democratic outlook. They know that it is our party that can bring the transformation that our nation yearns for. Our conduct, therefore, should make it easy for Ghanaians to continue loving us and to continually give us their mandates. Successive NPP governments are what will do the trick for Ghana’s eventual entry into the ranks of the developed nations.
Our present government under the able leadership of President Nana Addo is doing very well, but we have got to tell our story. If we do not trumpet our achievements, and they are many, no one will tell them for us. We have had bitter lessons in the past to learn from on this score, and we should not let history repeat itself. We are called upon to have a missionary zeal in the work of governance, and at the same time spread the good news of the New Patriotic Party government pragmatically transforming the nation with humility as missionaries do. If we are able to do this, Ghanaians, I believe, will continue to reward us with multiple successive mandates.
I wish you well in your deliberations, and season’s greetings to you all and our members and well-wishers everywhere.
Long live our great NPP party. Long live Ghana!