Victoria Asante/Benjamin Adamafio Commey, GNA
Accra Jan.16, GNA – The
National Democratic congress (NDC) in its quest to recapture power has launched
an Electronic payment platform to enable it to mobilise resources to support
the party’s activities towards the 2020 general elections.
The platforms will
provide an opportunity to every patriotic Ghanaian to contribute any amount
towards the 2020 agenda of the party.
platforms will require contributors to pay their contributions in three
different modes such as mobile money platforms by dialing short codes *216# and
*714*24# or download the party’s app, Ghana NDC, which are available on app
stores or through its website ghanandc.com.
also pick special donation cards which are available in Platinum, Gold, Silver
and Bronze categorisations.
platforms in Accra on Thursday, former president and flagbearer of the party
John Dramani Mahama, said over the years, many have expressed misgivings about
the complexity that characterized political funding in the country and this was
to allow for broader participation in the financing and activities of the
He said the
electronic platforms would allow all Ghanaians, not only registered members of
the party, to contribute no matter how small to the running of the party and
its campaign in the 2020 elections.
“I believe that this
new transparent and accountable initiative will go a long way to dispel these
concerns by demonstrating clearly that we in the NDC believe in openness and
transparency, and the way affairs of our party are handled and we are willing
and ready to do better in our next government come 2021.”
He said the fund
raising activity would strictly be in compliance with political party’s Act 507
as well as the Electoral Commission (EC) Act 655, which allow broad
participation and financing of parties activities from patriotic Ghanaians both
partisan and nonpartisan members.
He said detailed
records of contribution and financial reports would be taken by National
Executive committee regularly in order to ensure the highest standard of
accountability and assured strict confidentiality and protection of anonymous
Mr Johnson Asiedu
Nketia, General Secretary of NDC, said operationalizing the collective
ownership of funding has always been a challenge for the party.
He said dues from
party members over the years had been woefully inadequate, adding that the
development in technology has therefore provided the party with an opportunity
to collect dues in a more scientific way, to promote accountability and
Mr Samuel Ofosu
Ampofo, Chairman of the NDC, said the party was well endowed with human
resources, however, it requires logistical and financial support if the party
was to recapture power come 2020.
He called on party
sympathisers to contribute their quota no matter how small to complement the
efforts of the leadership of the party.