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Opening Land Borders Is a Big Relief – Nana Akomea Commends Gov’t | Politics

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The Chief Executive Officer of the State Transport Corporation (STC), Nana Akomea, has lauded the government over its intention to open land borders after a long period of closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has hinted that President Akufo-Addo is set to ease restrictions at the country’s land borders.

The Minister made this revelation after a cabinet meeting with the President where some measures to resolve the economic woes confronting Ghanaians were rolled out.

“Yesterday and today @NAkufoAddo has been engaged in meetings in preparation to announce the easing of restrictions at our borders and tackling escalating fuel prices,” he said in a tweet.

“It’s true. Over the last weekend, the Executive branch of government led by the President and his Ministers had a cabinet retreat. It’s a regular retreat, one done every quarter but this retreat had the opportunity to look at some of the emerging economic difficulties globally and how they are affecting Ghana. And the President has made a number of decisions.

”He has made a decision on the borders, when to open the borders, the residual preventive systems to put in place at the border to ensure that while the borders are opened, we still don’t have infections crossing over from our borders into the Ghanaian jurisdiction and again while the borders are opened, we are able to protect our population from the risks of insecurity from the northern frontiers”, he expounded in an official video.

Reacting to the news during Peace FM’s morning show ”Kokrokoo”, Nana Akomea asserted the land border opening will relieve the STC and other local businesses of the burdens they’ve borne as a result of the decision to close the borders due to the ravages of the Coronavirus disease.

He disclosed that the STC has adversely been impacted by the land border closure stating, “my company has lost over 60 million cedis due to the border closure. Every month, we lose 2.4/5 million cedis because we have terminals in Abidjan, Ouagadougou, Lome and Cotonou. All those business have been ruined. That business was reaping in for us between GHC 2.4 and GHC 2.5 (million) monthly and this is just one company”.

Expressing his gladness over the government’s decision, he emphasized ”it will help a lot”.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

 

 

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Nana B Meets NPP Serial Callers In Ashanti Region | Politics

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The National Organiser hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Henry Nana Boakye (Nana B) has held a series of meetings with the serial callers of the party in the Ashanti Region to chart a new direction for the party’s communication in the region.

The meeting aimed at collecting information about some of the problems facing the party’s communication wing at the grassroots level and finding ways of motivating the communicators to start the campaign to break the eight-year political jinx.

Nana B met the communicators as part of his tour of the region to start his campaign to replace Sammy Awuku, the National Organiser, who is now the Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA).

A statement detailing the campaign in the region said it all started on Friday, May 13, 2022.

The campaign team commenced the nationwide campaign tour from the Ashanti region and engaged the constituency executives in Ashanti Akyem South at (Juaso), Ashanti Akyem central (Konongo), Ashanti Akyem North (Agogo), Sekyere Afram plains (Drobknso), Kumawu Constituency (Besore), Effiduase-Asokore constituency, Juaben Constituency and Ejisu Constituency.

 

 

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‘Mr Dumsor’ Was An Unfair Nickname Given To Me By Ghanaians – John Mahama | Politics

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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has admitted to being unhappy Ghanaians branded him with the nickname “Mr Dumsor” also known as ‘Mr Power Cut’.

During the tenure of John Mahama under the National Democratic Congress, the nation was plunged into a peak power crisis that lasted years for almost three years.

Reacting to the nickname for the first time in an interview with Uganda-based NBS Television, the former president described it as ‘unfair’ on the part of Ghanaians to brand him as such.

“Yeah it was!,” he admitted.

“What you are referring to is the actual energy crisis Ghana went through, the actual cause of the energy crisis was the lack of investment over the years by previous governments in generation. Ghana’s consumption in terms of electricity consumption had been rising about 12% per annum,” he said this when explaining the reasons for the power crisis at the time.

Meanwhile, other reputable outlets such as the BBC had earlier referenced John Mahama’s second bid to contest in the 2016 general elections with a headline; “Ghana election: Can ‘Mr Power Cut’ John Mahama win a second term?”

The persistent power crisis also known as ‘Dumsor’ which was unbearable, unpredictable and tough for many citizens at the time quickly became a household name in the country.

The situation culminated in the collapse of many businesses and livelihoods in the country.

 

 

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Political Campaigning That Impacts Local Industry; Awhendze Pa Nkasa –  | Politics

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Political campaigns whether internal or across the divide in our country tends to focus on the negative. It is often a platform for competitors to put themselves ahead of others by selling their high points and downgrading their opponents, if they can. This mode of campaigning, which predates the country’s independence has characterized every quest for leadership, since attaining nationhood.

Campaigns under the Fourth Republic have been anything but different. Candidates seek out their opponents and attempt to run them down in order to secure the will of the electorates. This unorthodoxy that characterizes political organization, though criticized is yet to leave the country’s political space.

As the ruling New Patriotic Party opened nominations for leadership across the hierarchies of the party, a new wind is blowing in the Western Region, which has seen a local fabric brand marketed across the length and breadth of the resource-rich region of Ghana.

Wherever you find a particular candidate, the refrain from party sympathizers and onlookers has been “awhendze pa nkasa,” to wit, “quality beads do not rattle”. The refrain isn’t an empty one. It is predicated on the adornment of the candidate, who long before his nomination was approved by the party hierarchy in the region adopted not just the expression but the local fabric with that insignia and has made it his campaign attire, sporting different shades of it at all public events.

“Awhendze pa nkasa” evokes an understanding of quality. Quality that one believes must permeate every aspect of our life. It’s a belief that detailed oriented leadership, must take precedence over mediocrity. That leadership must inure to the benefit of the people and that leaders must truly serve their people in honesty and civility.

That is what Charles COBBINA, Western Regional Secretary hopeful of the New Patriotic Party represents. His choice of “Awhendze pa nkasa” as the campaign cloth was a demonstration of his belief in Ghana and its traditions. As a marketing professional, he understands the essence of branding and associated himself with a brand that he believes exemplified the sort of leadership that he intends to bring to bear should delegates of the ruling party in the region bless him with their votes come May 28, 2022.

Mr. COBBINA insists that the party at this time need not dwell on emotions, if it is to break the eight. The partyleadership requires competence, experience, maturity and innovation at all levels to secure the much-needed victory in the 2024 general elections.

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