Mr Kwadwo Gyeke-Dako
Former National Democratic Congress (NDC) Deputy Director, IT Directorate has replied a
Concerned NDC Supporter and Social Activist over a petition against Dr Omane Boamah appointment as Director of elections and IT
I would like to extend my gratitude for your passion and dedication to the National Democratic Congress (NDC). I understand that you have expressed concerns regarding Dr. Edward Omane Boamah’s recent appointment as the NDC’s Director of Election and ICT. In response to your petition, I, having known and worked with Dr. over the years, offer a detailed and comprehensive rebuttal aimed at showcasing Dr. Omane Boamah as a beacon of hope and the ideal candidate to help lead the NDC to victory in the 2024 elections.
1. Dr. Omane Boamah’s Track Record:
Dr. Omane Boamah’s career in Ghanaian politics and public service is nothing short of exemplary. His journey from being a Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, and Technology to serving as Minister for Communications, and ultimately as Spokesperson to the President of Ghana, attests to his remarkable versatility and leadership abilities. His appointment as Director of Election and ICT builds upon a rich history of public service and an unwavering commitment to the NDC’s principles and goals.
2. Expertise in Communication and Information Technology:
While Dr. Omane Boamah’s background may be in medicine and health policy, it is crucial to recognize the dynamic nature of politics in the digital age. His tenure as Minister for Communications was marked by significant achievements in expanding ICT services and connectivity across Ghana. Under his leadership, the Better Ghana ICT project, school connectivity initiatives, and rural telephony programs thrived, bringing technology to communities that had long been underserved. This experience uniquely positions him to harness the power of information and communication technology for the NDC’s electoral strategy.
3. Dedication to Youth Engagement:
The youth constitute a vital demographic in shaping the political landscape of Ghana. Dr. Omane Boamah’s tenure has been marked by a profound understanding of the importance of youth engagement, particularly through digital means. He recognizes that young Ghanaians prioritize digital competence, and his efforts have been instrumental in ensuring that the NDC resonates with this crucial demographic. Dr. Omane Boamah’s commitment to bridging the digital divide and providing the youth with the tools they need to participate in the political discourse is commendable.
4. Ensuring Credible Elections:
The credibility of elections is a cornerstone of any functioning democracy. Dr. Omane Boamah’s appointment as Director of Election and ICT signifies the NDC’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of transparency, fairness, and integrity in the electoral process. His track record in coordinating Ghana’s participation in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON 2013) and his role as Deputy Campaign Coordinator in the 2012 general elections demonstrate his familiarity with election-related matters.
5. Adaptability and Leadership:
In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, adaptability and leadership are paramount. Dr. Omane Boamah’s ability to evolve and excel in various domains is a testament to his leadership qualities. His role as Spokesperson to the President of Ghana and his responsibility for coordinating government communications reflect his capacity to manage complex issues and engage effectively with the media.
6. A Champion of Grassroots Politics:
Dr. Omane Boamah’s journey in Ghanaian politics has been deeply rooted in grassroots engagement. He has consistently demonstrated a profound understanding of the needs and aspirations of ordinary Ghanaians. His tenure as President of the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and his extensive involvement in WHO volunteer work exemplify his commitment to grassroots issues. This firsthand experience of the concerns of everyday Ghanaians uniquely positions him to lead the NDC in engaging with and representing the grassroots.
7. Mastery of Election Dynamics:
Dr. Omane Boamah’s involvement in pivotal roles during previous elections in Ghana, including his role as Deputy Campaign Coordinator in the 2012 general elections, has equipped him with invaluable insights into the intricacies of election dynamics. He understands the pulse of electoral campaigns, the importance of effective communication, and the critical role of information and communication technology in modern politics. This experience, coupled with his grassroots background, makes him an exceptional choice to direct the NDC’s election strategies.
In conclusion, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah’s appointment as the NDC’s Director of Election and ICT is a strategic move towards harnessing the power of technology, organization, strategy and communication to propel the party to victory in the 2024 elections. His exceptional track record, versatility, and dedication to the party’s ideals make him suitable than any other. Rather than seeing his appointment as a cause for concern, we should view it as a testament to the party’s commitment to innovation, inclusivity and composite resolve to win power come 2024.
As we navigate the complexities of modern politics, let us remember that leadership is not solely defined by academic background but by a demonstrated commitment to the welfare of the people, experience and the advancement of the party’s agenda. Dr. Omane Boamah embodies these qualities and more.
Thank you for your commitment to the NDC’s cause, and I remain optimistic about the party’s future under Dr. Omane Boamah’s leadership of Elections and IT Directorate.