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Politics (1026)

Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:22

NCA Hot Over Afriwave Deal

The National Communications Authority (NCA) has offered to explain the circumstances leading to the award of a monopoly licence to Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited to operate the controversial interconnect clearing house (ICH) for telecom companies, albeit in a bizarre manner.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 13:31

Sir John jabs Mahama over failed promises

 

 

 

Former General Secretary of the New Patriotic Party, Lawyer Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John, has descended heavily on President Mahama over the latter’s promise that Ghanaians will get money in their pockets if he (Mahama) is retained in power in 2017.

He stated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) leader’s promise is a cheap political talk, which is geared towards confusing the electorate in order for them to vote for the NDC, even though he (president) has failed to properly steer the affairs of the state, having been in political office for over seven years.

“We cannot wait, and we cannot endure another one year of severe economic hardship before we get money in our pockets,” the NPP guru fumed, stating that if President Mahama and his government have anything better to do, they should do it now instead of waiting till 2017.

Sir John pointed out that President Mahama’s open promise that Ghanaians would get money in their pockets in 2017 is a clear admittance that indeed, the NDC administration has impoverished Ghanaians for the past seven years.

The NPP former chief scribe, who was speaking with Kojo Marfo of Metro Fm, noted that extreme poverty and hardship had become the order of the day in Ghana now, attributing the unpleasant development to the poor and visionless leadership style of President Mahama.

Sir John observed with pain that virtually all professionals and others in Ghana now, including teachers, medical doctors, nurses, commercial drivers, traders, businessmen and women, media practitioners and security personnel are wallowing in adverse poverty.

He stated that instead of the president and his team of incompetent officials finding a lasting solution to the poverty that has hit the citizenry, the president has again started making promises which the NDC administration cannot fulfill – just to throw dust in the eyes of the people.

. “President Mahama promised to construct 200 schools at the various communities in the country before the last elections in 2012; now we are left with less than one year for his term to come to an end, and only four of the 200 schools have been delivered,” Mr Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie noted.

He said the president had realized that the next presidential and parliamentary elections are drawing closer, so in his usual fashion of giving big promises, he has urged Ghanaians to vote for him for cash in their pockets in 2017.

The NPP kingpin stated, “This time around Mr. President, you cannot give empty promises to get our votes. We shall vote you and your incompetent government out of political office.”

Sir John said Ghanaians are fed-up with the lies, big and unrealistic promises of the NDC and its leader, and so the electorate would vote massively for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP presidential candidate, in the November polls so that he comes to turn things around.

According to him, an NPP administration would stop corruption in government circle – which is a common practice under the present NDC administration – and make sure that state resources are used to better the lives of the citizenry.

Sir John, therefore, entreated the electorate, including even NDC members and all those who wish to see Ghana developed effectively, to cast their ballots for the NPP and its presidential and parliamentary candidates, stressing that the quandary confronting Ghana now would be a thing of the past under an NPP government.

Source: Daily Guid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of Parliament for Abuakwa South Samuel Atta Akyea has said the death of his colleague MP Joseph Boakye Danquah, although sad, could be a sign of good things to happen to the New Patriotic Party in the November polls.

 

 

 

 

Public Relations Officer for the Electoral Commission, Mr. Christian Owusu Parry says the commission has realized it is necessary to increase the polling station numbers from 26,000 to 29,000 after work done by the committee set by the commission to review the voters register.

 

 

 

The minority in parliament has said government defied their numerous warnings on the lopsided nature of the ENI agreement with the country.

 

 

 

Dr. Edward Nasigri Mahama, presidential candidate for the Peoples National Convention took his “Thank You Tour” to the Upper East region over the weekend, with the declaration that God has prepared him to become the next president of Ghana.

Executive Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Jean Mensa has stated that Ghana is not fully prepared for the November polls.

Monday, 01 February 2016 12:12

NPP congratulates Greenstreet

 

 

 

The main opposition New Patriotic Party has congratulated the flagbearer-elect of the Convention People’s Party CPP Ivor Greenstreet.

 

 

 

Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says regardless of the possible abuse of incumbency by the current NDC administration and their likely use of propaganda to woo Ghanaian voters,

 

 

 

The newly elected flagbearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has extended a hand to all who feel frustrated at the “bogus and empty promises” of their national leaders to join the party for a new deal.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 11:33

Gitmo Two: Mahama must apologise - Otiko

National Women’s organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba has called on President John Dramani Mahama to come public and apologise to the people of Ghana for ‘importing’ into the country, two ex-detainees of the Guantanamo Bay prisons.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 13:31

Mahama's gitmo decision illegal- Akufo-Addo

 

 

 

The New Patriotic Party flagbearer Nana Akufo-addo has described as illegal the president's decision to admit to Gitmo detainees who are linked with terrorism.

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