Credit Zambaga Rufai SAMINU, Mpohor
A new think-tank has been established in the Western Region to honour heroes and heroins of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The inauguration of the Paa Grant-Krakue-Asmah International Center (PGKAIC) last sunday would concentrate on three key areas of studies according to Charles Cobbinah, an aspiring Western Regional Vice Chairman of the party.
These would include offering technical development of party activists on activities and philosophy of the NPP.
Focussing attention on research work cum data collection on governance issues , leadership, and social matters affecting the development of the party and Western Region.
The headquarters of the think-tank is currently at Mpohor, the District capital of Mpohor where one of the founding members of the NPP Stephen Krakue comes from.
Inaugurating the centre to begin the process of recognizing the effort of party activists sacrificing for the sustenance and promotion of the NPP, the founder of the think-tank said he had the dream many years a go, but was waiting for the right time to actualize his intentions.
According to Charles Cobbinah, the establishment of the centre, and in the house of Stephen Krakue has received an overwhelming endorsement from party stalwarts and kingpins yearning to honour great members of the party who have over the years made laudable contributions to the formation, management and sustenance of the party.
He said the multiplier effect of putting up the centre would historically change the way things are done currently in the Western Region.
According to him, following an introduction of policies and programs capable of churning out quality human resources,it would be necessary to spare growth and development of the region.
He explained that the only way the region could reverse the phenomenon of under development was to pay attention to quality human resource development.
He promised to engage party gurus to make meaningful contributions to the management and sustenance of the thinktank which is first of its kind in the Western Region.
He said activities of the centre would be streamlined to match existing think-tanks booth for booth in terms of advocacy and campaign against social ills, and catastrophic political machinations.
He noted that various angles of development issues would inform the research works of the institution.
Former Western Regional Minister Evans Amoah who served as the Member of Parliament for Mpohor, and had the benefit of receiving political tutelage from the late Stephen Krakue witnessed the ceremony.
Picture attached : Charles Cobbinah in the middle, founder of the thinktank in the company of dignitaries who graced the occasion