Former Finance Minister Dr. Kwabena Duffour officially launched the Ahotor Project for grassroots members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Ashaiman on Thursday.
The donation includes a Public Address (PA) system, 100 plastic chairs and 4 canopies which can be rented out to generate revenue for members.
Speaking at the launch, Dr. Duffour said the Ahotor Project is a real deal for progress, jobs and to generate sustainable revenue for use as welfare – such as hospital bills, funeral donations, school fees, etc.
“We want to create a situation whereby there will be money in the party coffers of every constituency. The project is going to make you fishers, and not getting money from people all the time,” Dr. Duffour said.
He said the project will be replicated in all 274 branches, beginning from the Greater Accra Region, and encouraged leadership of the party in Ashaiman to ensure that they boost revenue to meet their needs.
Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekow Spio-Gabrah, commended Dr. Duffour for his good and brilliant idea – and urged other party members to emulate this and come out other innovative ideas to make some of their resources available to improve the welfare of members.
“We came here to recognise the effort of a man who is trying to bring a difference in the lives of so many Ghanaians. His plan to help members of our party, especially those who are not so well-off, through supplying instruments that can be used for social events is a very good initiative,” he said.
Dr. Spio-Gabrah, who is also Chairman of the NDC Business Development Committee, said objectives of the committee are very similar to what Dr. Duffour is doing to make the party a more business-friendly one. Adding that “One of the ways to do things better is by creatinh more jobs for Ghanaians”.
The Chairman of Ashaiman Constituency, Tony Afenyo – who received the items, was overwhelmed by the initiative and promised to manage it to the satisfaction of the giver and the constituency.