The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, has touted the achievements of the party in the political history of Ghana.
The NDC is celebrating its 29th anniversary today, [Thursday], June 10, 2021.
According to Asiedu Nketiah, the social-democratic political party played a very instrumental role when Ghana’s 1992 Constitution was being written.
He said the 1992 Constitution which stood the test of time laid the platform for the country’s democracy to thrive till this day.
At an event to commemorate the party’s 29th anniversary, Mr. Nketiah said the NDC’s achievements cannot be compared to any other political party in Ghana.
“You will agree with me that maybe our performance will be better. But as we stand here, the NDC remains the most successful party in Ghana since our independence. So we have every reason to be proud of our party. When it comes to development, NDC arguably is a political party that has a track record that will be difficult to beat by any other political party in this country,” he said.
The NDC is a social-democratic political party in Ghana. It was founded by the late Jerry Rawlings, who was the Head of State of Ghana from 1981 to 1953 and the President of Ghana from 1993 to 2001.
The symbol for the party is an umbrella with the head of a dove at the tip. The party colors are red, white, green, and black, and the party slogan or motto is “Unity, stability, and development.”
Internationally, the NDC is a member of the Progressive Alliance and Socialist International.
Following the formation of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC), which ruled Ghana following the military coup d’état on 31 December 1981, there was pressure from the international community to restore democracy.
The NDC was formed as the ruling party ahead of elections in 1992, in which the late JJ Rawlings was elected president, and in 1996 he was re-elected as the NDC candidate.