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NDC separates election of national executives from constitutional amendments

Some delegates at the NDC congress at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra

The National Democratic Congress has voted for the establishment of a Special National Conference which will be the platform for the party to discuss and amend proposals to the party’s constitution.

Currently, discussions of proposed constitutional amendments are done at the party’s National Delegates Congress which is also used to elect national executive members, which critics say, have not been efficient over the years.

The establishment of the Special National Conference thus decouples the election of national executives from the consideration of proposed constitutional amendments and adoption of same.

At the parties 9th National Delegates Congress of the NDC at the Trades Fair Centre in Accra, a viva voce voting was used by delegates to amend the constitution.

The party said most of their congress have been criticised for not setting agenda for critical examination and implementation of policies to push the party forward.

It said it is against this backdrop that the National Executive Committee of the NDC has introduced the special national conference.

The special national conference, the party explained, shall have the same powers as the National Delegates Congress.

It will be the platform for the NDC to discuss policy issues affecting the development and direction of the party particularly the policies and programmes of the party, consider audited accounts of the party and approve the creation of integral organs of the party among others.

The NEC will determine the delegates and persons qualified to attend the conference, the party said, adding in selecting delegates for the conference, the NEC shall take cognizance of the various stakeholder interest in the party,

On when the special national conference will be convened, the party said the date will be determined by the NEC.

By Stephen Kwabena Effah|3news.com|Ghana

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