NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) from the Ashanti Region have begun an outreach programme to educate party supporters in all the 39 constituencies of the region on the proposed constitutional reforms in the party.
The MPs have been grouped into four groups with each group given a specific area to operate.
Last weekend, one of the groups led by the MP for Kwadaso, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto, was in the Amansie West District to meet polling station executive and other party members.
The proposed constitutional reforms is due to be voted on at the party’s national delegates congress in Accra on August 15, this year.
Dr Akoto told the Daily Graphic that the MPs believed that the exercise would help party members to appreciate the need for the reforms as the party prepared for the 2012 election.
“We believe that the exercise will properly position the party in a way that will enable us to win the 2012 election,” he said.
Dr Akoto stated that similar exercises were taking place in other parts of the country.
The Kwadaso MP said the NPP could not afford to play to the gallery, especially as the NDC continued to fumble in government.
“ As a party, we need to prepare from today because the people are looking up to us to rescue them from the hardships they are going through under the NDC government,” he said.
He said constitutional changes were important for a huge political party like the NPP especially as the political terrain begin to change.
Dr Akoto called on party members to appreciate the need for the exercise and give the MPs the needed support.