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You Can’t Trust Any Government In The World – Nana Akomea Tells Ghanaians | Politics

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STC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nana Akomea, has condemned recommendations for Ghana to return to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial remedy of the economy.

Following controversies in approving the government’s e-levy proposal, some critics have suggested that the country should go back to the IMF for a loan to improve the economy.

However, IMF financial assistance to recipients always comes with conditionalities.

Speaking on Peace FM’s ‘Kokroko’ programme, Nana Akomea found the IMF not a better option to solving Ghana’s economic problems.

He recounted the considerations that the IMF gives before granting loans, stating they would compel the government to widen the tax net for Ghanaians and further impose conditions that will compound the plight of Ghanaians.

” . . . That’s what they will tell you. And they will tell you that there has to be transparency and accountability with the money you are collecting. They will tell you that. So, if we know all these, why go to the IMF? Even with the IMF money, the 1 billion and so forth, it’s not for free. Ghanaians are the same people who will bear the burden to pay up,” he said.

Expressing his dissenting views to the proposition to go to the IMF, Nana Akomea threw his weight behind the government to push for the e-levy to be implemented.

However, he advised that they reduce the percentage of deduction on the e-levy significantly to stimulate Ghanaians to pay this electronic transaction tax.

“We need to sacrifice and share in the economic burden,” he stated.

Nana Akomea also advised the government to be transparent and accountable to the citizenry in order to boost their urge to contribute their quotas to the development of Ghana.

He added that the government must put proper mechanisms in place to streamline the economy, stressing, “let’s go beyond the trust and look at the mechanisms [to ensure] because you cannot trust any government in the world. As I talk with you today, everywhere you go, UK or America, you will find people accusing the government of not accounting properly for the monies spent”.


Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

 

 

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‘My Children Are Not Into Politics, But I Think My Granddaughter Will Be A Politician’ – Frema Osei-Opare | Politics

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The Chief of Staff is hopeful that her 18-year-old granddaughter will follow her footsteps into politics.

According to her, none of her four children ventured into politics but her grandchild is exhibiting signs of becoming a promising politician.

“None of them is into politics, but I must say that I think my granddaughter will be. She is now 18,” Akosua Frema Osei-Opare said on Joy FM’s ‘Personality Profile’, Thursday, May 12, 2022.

She noted she could have unknowingly influenced the teenager because she took on campaign trips for the governing NPP.

“I believe she will be [a politician] because of the way she follows my work. She follows me around during the campaigning period.

“In 2020, she volunteered to do social media work [for the NPP]. She is the type who will spray her hair into NPP colours, so I suspect she wants to be a politician, but I am watching,” Akosua Frema Osei-Opare observed.

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NDC Flagbearership Race: Dela Coffie Tips Duffour Ahead Of Mahama | Politics

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Dela Coffie, who is a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has revealed that fresh polls put Kwabena Duffour ahead of former president John Mahama.

In a post shared on his official Facebook page he wrote;

“Fresh polls put Duffuor ahead of Mahama to lead NDC 

The overwhelming demography of NDC voters and those who backed the Mills bloc hold the belief that the NDC needs a new leadership approach to issues.

Indeed, six in ten people in the NDC support the calls for Dr Kwabena Duffuor to lead the party into the 2024 general elections.

The survey conducted by the ‘Ghana Democracy Forum’ on ‘Clubhouse’ last night states that the NDC needs a project for political power led with verve from the top and executed relentlessly at every level. And the respondents believe Dr Kwabena Duffuor is the man to lead the NDC out of its current electoral quagmire. 

When asked directly whether they thought the NDC needed a change of direction, 46% said they favoured the change, 41% said no, and 13% said they were indifferent.

Asked about their preference of a leader, 66% of 2,000 NDC voters sampled believe in Dr Kwabena Duffuor’s ideas and leadership. While 34% acknowledge that the party needs fresh blood going forward but don’t believe Duffuor is the man for the party at this opportune time.

The survey shows that support for Mahama is plunging, among the NDC “old guards,” propelling Dr Kwabena Duffuor to a decent lead. It also reveals fresh doubts about Mahama within the NDC and broad objections to his 2024 candidacy just two days after the National Executive Committee of the party slated February 2023 for the presidential primaries.

What this means is that NDC voters are anxious about the prospect of a Duffuor presidency, underscoring the desire for a change in our politics.

Interesting times ahead for the politics of the NDC!!” 

 

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‘Bawumia Is A Great Veep, He Has My Total Admiration And Support’ – Chief Of Staff | Politics

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Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, the Chief of Staff, has lauded Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia for his dedication and contribution to the vision of President Akufo-Addo’s administration.

She described the ‘economic whizz-kid’ as “a great Vice President” who discharges his work diligently.

“He is the Vice President. He has always been very active,” she said.
The Chief of Staff went on to say that Dr. Bawumia is not a ceremonial Vice President, adding, “he is contributing to realisation of the vision of President Akufo-Addo,” Akosua Frema Osei-Opare told the host of Joy FM’s ‘Personality Profile’, Thursday, May 12, 2022.

The Chief od Staff did not give a streightforward answer when she was asked about her opinion of Vice President taking over from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as President of Ghana.

To her, if the New Patriotic Party’s delegates recognise Dr. Bawumia’s accomplishments, she believes it is up to them to decide whether he is qualified to take over from President Akufo-Addo.

She noted, “certainly as a Vice President, he has my total admiration and support.”

When asked to stick her neck out, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare declined stating that, “I know what you are trying to do. I don’t want John Boadu to sanction me (amid laughter), because the party says that they haven’t opened nomination so we should not say what we don’t have to say.”

 

 

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