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Ghana Is Working Under Akufo-Addo – Owusu Bempah | Politics

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Members of the pro-New Patriotic Party (NPP) group, ‘Fixing The Country Movement’, say despite the challenges confronting all global economies, Ghana is working under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

The group said due to the impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing Russia-Ukrainian war which have affected all economies of the world, it will only take smart leadership such as that of President Akufo-Addo to implement policies that will help in the recovery of the country’s economy so as to help cushion its citizenry.

Addressing a press conference in Accra on Sunday, April 10, 2022, the Founder and convener of the group, Mr Ernest Owusu Bempah said although members of ‘Fixing The Country Movement’ acknowledge the fact that there are some challenges confronting the country’s economy, government deserved to be commended for how it has managed the economy amidst all the global economic challenges. 

He said, for instance, that “In the UK, there’s a rising inflation, energy bills going up by 50%, mortgages going up with today’s Bank of England rate hike, Council Tax going up, National health levy going up as a result of the pandemic.”

For him, according to the October 2021 World Economic Outlook prepared by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global economic growth fell to an annualized rate of around -3.2% in 2020, with a recovery of 5.9% projected for 2021 and 4.9% for 2022.

Mr Owusu Bempah said the prudent management of Ghana’s economy under President Akufo-Addo has helped to avert economic disaster, saying “As it is, smart governments the world over are finding solace in home grown tax policies in order to avert economic disaster. Ghana is no exception and the Akufo-Addo administration has been doing a lot to rally Ghanaians around the flag irrespective of our political differences and help build a better society.”

For him, it is therefore surprising that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hide behind propaganda to discredit the country’s economic performance, considering the global economic difficulties.

According to him, the recent lecture by the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Ghana’s economy was a clear testament of facts and figures that Ghana’s economy under President Akufo-Addo had performed better than that of former President John Dramani Mahama whose term did not witness any global economic crisis.

Mr Owusu Bempah said days after Dr Bawumia’s lecture on Ghana’s economy, the NDC “is yet to formulate a convincing response or provide data to counter” what Dr Bawumia presented but instead, NDC’s leading activists, political figures have resorted to misleading propaganda.
 
“These NDC elements have sharpened their attacks against Dr Bawumia. And in doing so, they are ‘talking down’ our economic recovery even as the entire world crumbles under the post-pandemic political-economic realities,” he noted.

For him, it appears the opposition NDC is bereft of economic ideas such that they have to deploy inexperienced propagandists to respond to an otherwise serious economic issues presented by the Vice President Dr Bawumia.

For Mr Owusu Bempah, Akufo-Addo-led government has made significant achievements which have increased investor confidence in the Ghana’s economy, saying “in the year 2021, Ghana came second in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Africa and added that “As a nation, we bagged US$2.7 billion worth of investment out of which US$2.6 billion was from FDI.”

He said Ghana is currently the fastest growing mobile money market in Africa and has 36.9 million registered mobile money accounts.

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NDC Suspends Constituency Chairman For Issuing Fake Party ID Cards | Politics

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended the Constituency Chairman of Amasaman, Winfred Kofi Zoryiku, for issuing fake party Membership Cards.

According to a letter signed by the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Aseidu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, Mr. Zoryiku admitted to printing, issuing and distributing fake ID Cards after “they were intercepted on the field”.

“You Mr Winfred K. Zoryiku, as chairman of the Constituency, was specifically accused of printing, issuing and distributing fake membership ID cards. When copies of these cards were intercepted on the field and traced to you, you admitted to the offence….”

“You are therefore by this letter to take note…that your membership of the NDC is suspended pending the hearing and final determination of the matter” portions of the statement read.

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I Thought E-levy Was Enough To Solve Ghana’s Problems, Why Agyapa Deal Again? – Ablakwa Asks Ofori-Atta | Politics

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Member of Parliament(MP) for North Tongu constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa wants government to admit to its failure to provide Ghanaians with the milk and honey it promised.

According to him, after piling heaps of burden on the citizens with the introduction of E-Levy, the government has no shame by seeking to rob the people again with its insatiable attempt to reintroduce the botched Agyapa deal.

Last week, the finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, advocated for a re-look at the controversial Agyapa Royalties Agreement, instead of abandoning it.

Mr Ofori-Atta said the deal must be taken through the appropriate process in order to make it work because it could reduce the country’s debt exposure.

Speaking during a press briefing to announce details of the African Development Bank 2022 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, the Finance Minister who hinted of the President’s approval, explained that the Agyapa deal “is not about whether the monetization of mineral royalties or listing of the company is bad or good, it is good because that is how you raise resources.”

“The question is the process of doing that. If we have a problem with the process, let’s articulate it, let’s cure it, but let us not drop something that would be good for us and reduce our debt exposure….

“My mind is still there. I know the President has mentioned something about that,” he said.

Reacting to this on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, Okudzeto Ablakwa described the NPP government as a bunch of insensitive politicians. 

“I thought the Finance Minister during his frantic efforts to see to the passage of the E-levy said Ghana’s problem will ultimately be solved once the E-levy comes into force.” 

“Why are they trying to engage Ghanaians on this Agyapa deal again. They should understand that Ghanaians have suffered enough and will not countenance further any form of hardship that will seem to be fleecing the country’s coffers,” he said.

To him, the Minority remains opposed to the Agyapa deal and will ensure that it does not see the light of the day when it is brought to parliament again.

“Enough is enough, the Akufo-Addo government cannot make the country their cash cow for their failed and abysmal performance as a government,” he added.

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How Have We Wronged You? – Manasseh Tackles Prez Akufo-Addo | Politics

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Manasseh Azure Awuni, an investigative journalist, has said, the majority of Ghanaians made a mistake in 2016 and 2020 when they voted for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President of Ghana.

He pleaded with the President to have pity on Ghanaians until he leaves office in 2025.

“Nana, kafra. We made an irreversible mistake. Have pity on us until January 7, 2025,” he wrote on his official Facebook timeline.

Manasseh’s frustrations comes after reports suggesting that the Government has gazetted an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to approve the redesignation, sale or development of Achimota Forest.

In an earlier post on his Facebook timeline, the journalist asked, “How have we wronged you, Akufo-Addo? You gave Atewa to the Chinese, and now you want to desecrate Achimota?”

A document from the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resource, making reference to an Executive Instrument, stated that the Achimota Forest Reserve is to no longer be regarded as a forest reserve.

“An Executive Instrument (E.I.) 144 gazetted on behalf of President Akufo-Addo by the Lands Minister Samuel Abdulai Jinapor indicates that effective May 1, 2022, the land on which the Forest is located shall cease to be a forest reserve.

“The President’s action was in accordance with Section 19 of the Forest Act, 1927 (CAP. 157) which gives him the authority to declare that particular land is no longer required as a forest reserve,” portions of the purported E.I. read.

Meanwhile, Samuel Abu Jinapor, Minister, Lands and Natural Resources, has dismissed reports suggesting that the Government has gazetted an Executive Instrument (E.I.) to approve the redesignation, sale or development of Achimota Forest.

“Achimota Forest has not been sold, it has not been compromised, it will not be sold, it remains as it is. We will continue to reforest the Achimota Forest and God willing, we intend to develop the Achimota Forest into a true forest reserve, which will serve Accra and the people of Ghana,” Jinapor said at a press conference in Accra.

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