Communications Officer Nkansah to make NDC ‘seen, heard and felt’

Newly elected Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Solomon Nkansah has justified the re-christening of the erstwhile Propaganda Secretary position, saying the Constitution Amendment Committee led by Ken Dzirasah did not make a mistake at all.

He said the change is a response to the changing times within the party.

By popular acclamation during its 8th national delegates’ congress in Kumasi, the ruling party amended its constitution to have that Propaganda Secretary position on the executive body replaced.

“It is just to synchronize and reposition NDC to meet the aspiration of our admirers,” Mr Nkansah told TV3’s Martin Asiedu-Dartey on Midday Live on Monday, December 22.

He explained that he will fundamentally act as a publicity officer for the party.

“[The position] has to do with making sure that NDC is seen, heard and felt by many,” he said.

He dismissed fears that the position will conflict the role of the party’s Communications Director.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana


NDC: Propaganda Secretary post now Communications officer

The governing National Democratic Congress, NDC, has adopted a proposal to change the title of Propaganda Secretary,  a key position within the party’s executive body to Communications Officer.  

This motion was adopted by delegates of the party at the 8th national delegates Congress which came off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.  

This was amongst several other amendments adopted at the Congress grounds.  One other key provision of the party’s constitution which was adopted is the expansion of the party’s electoral college which would now include former Members of Parliament, former ministers, and persons who held other key positions in the party.    

Asked whether this new name wouldn’t be a duplication of roles within a party which already has a communications unit,  a former Propaganda Secretary,  Fiifi Kwetey said: “It would rather enhance the party’s communication machinery.  

“There is a clear difference in roles for the various roles because the Communications Officer and his deputies would be the official mouthpiece of the party in speaking and debating for the party.

“But the communications director would be the one dealing directly with the media in terms of press releases and communiques from the party.”  

He, however, denied perceptions that the party changed the name because of connotations attached to it.  

By Martin Asiedu-Dartey||Ghana