NDC School Not for Indoctrinating People – Mahama
The ex-president John Dramani Mahama has said that contrary to widespread perception about NDC’s institute of Social Democracy, it is not an institute for indoctrinating people.
He explained that the perception in the First Republic was that the ideological institutes were set up to brainwash and to become ideologically robust of the governing party.
“It is a very useful institute and it is going to be a source of knowledge not only to party cadres but for people who have the ideological orientation of social democracy to gain ideas of leadership, nationalism and patriotism. I am very happy and I want to congratulate those who have brought this idea to birth,” he added.
According to him, the Ghana Institute for Social Democracy set up by the National Democratic Congress(NDC) is to address anaemic levels of patriotism in the country.
“It has taken the party 25 years to come around the idea of a party school. Within that time frame, NDC activists have very little understanding of their ideological roots which he has not augured well for party unity and grassroots mobilisation.”
The former president hinted that the thinking of the party was to set the institute up after entering a multi-party democracy but for 25 years the party has continued without setting up its ideological and party training school.
He therefore congratulated all those who have been behind the setting up of the institute.
He made this statement during the maiden lecture at the Institute, located at the party’s headquarters in Accra.
Source: Jennifer Avemee