The former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Sylvester Mensah, has revealed on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that, he was part of the founding fathers of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
In an exclusive interview with host Kwame Tutu on Friday, the presidential aspirant hopeful said, he saw the formation and transformation of the NDC.
Mr. Mensah posited that some individuals see us as new entrants but the truth is that, some of us were part of the beginning. He said: ‘’there are a lot of people in our party today who don’t seem to even know those who have come before them, they see everyone as new. They see everyone as just joining.
Some of us were part of the very beginning of the party. We have seen the party go through various changes up till what we have today…We saw the transition from the very beginning till today.’’ When asked at what point he joined the NDC, Mr. Mensah said, ‘’unlike others, I didn’t join the party, I was part of the team that began to even herald the party before it was finally launched.
We were the grass root soldiers who were the ground operative who tried to put people together , bring people around and get people prepared for the formation of the NDC as apolitical party.’’ He described himself as a foundation member and when the history of the party is written, my name will enter as a foundation member. He said, legally the party has founding members who signed the documents.
We were part of those who went round looking for founding members of the party.