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I Won’t Stay In USA Forever – Adwoa Safo Hints Of Return To Parliament | Politics

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The embattled member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has hinted at a return to Parliament to discharge her duties.

In a post on social media, Adwoa Safo intimated that she has a ‘social contract’ with her constituents and will come to Ghana at the right time to advance their interest in Parliament.

Adwoa Safo said she is not unaware of the promises she made to her constituents and the country will always fight for their interest.

“I won’t stay in the USA forever. I have a social contract with the good people of Dome-Kwabenya which I consider sacrosanct. In good time, I will be back to continue the good work we have done in the constituency and ably represent their interest and aspiration in the august House of Parliament”, she shared.

Adwoa Safo was responding to an activist of the New Patriotic Party who had opined that Adwoa Safo was holding the party to ransom.

Adwoa Safo explained to the user with the name Domprehba Kwame that she is not unaware of her position in the party and will not assume that she is ‘bigger than the party’.

She also commended the user for promoting the works of the party on social media.

“I truly admire your zeal for our dear party. Been following your exploits on Facebook. Keep up the good work.”

“Indeed the NPP is bigger than any individual but again, it is these individuals who make up the party. Let us learn to know before we pass judgement,” she posted.

Adwoa Safo and two other MPs on the majority side have been referred to the Privileges Committee for not missing fifteen sitting days of Parliament.

On April 5, 2022, Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, ordered the aforementioned committee to probe the alleged absenteeism of Adwoa Safo, Kennedy Agyapong of Assin Central, and Henry Quartey of Ayawaso Central.

The Speaker’s direction has however been challenged by the Muntaka Mubarak who is the Chief Whip of the Minority caucus.

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‘Ghanaians In a Tight Corner’; Likely National Security Implications If . . . – Kwamena Duncan On Current Hardship | Politics

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Former Central Regional Minister, Kwamena Duncan says the country might be faced with a national security issue if nothing is done to cushion Ghanaians following recent hike in prices and transportation fares.

Ghanaians have been complaining about the rise in food and other commodities.

In addition to this, commercial transport operators across the country adjusted transport fares upwards by 20 percent as well as the implementation of the Electronic Transaction Levy (E-levy).

Inflation rate has also hit 23.6%.

Meanwhile, the Electricity Company of Ghana is requesting 148% increase in utility prices while Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has also asked for 334% increase in water tariffs.

Contributing to a panel discussion on Peace FM’s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’ programme, Kwamena Duncan asked government and other stakeholders to find a way to make life bearable for Ghanaians.

“It’s true the fuel prices keep increasing making the work of the drivers difficult; it’s not easy . . . there must be a way out because currently, ECG, GWCL have brought their proposals . . . and all of these things are coming . . . the Ghanaian is in a tight corner; government and operators must have a way of cushioning the Ghanaian because they’re already in a tight corner.

” . . Otherwise, we may have some national security implications . . . the National Security Minister should handle this so that it won’t be like now we’re shoving everything at the doorstep of Ghanaians,” he added.

Listen to him in the video below

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Account For Road Tolls That Were Collected – Jantuah | Politics

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Private legal practitioner Mr Kwame Jantuah has asked the government to account for the road tolls that were collected prior to suspending the collection.

He said the tolls were meant to refurbish the roads. However, these roads have not been in the best of shape.

This, he said, raises questions about what the tolls were used for.

“ideally, tolls are supposed to be used to maintain the roads but the state of the motorway has been the same,” he said on the New Day show on TV3 Friday, May 13.

“The road tolls that were collected, what have they been used for ?” He questioned.

Road toll collections were suspended after Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta announced in the budget statement an end to the collection of the tolls.

During the presentation of the 2022 budget statement to Parliament on Wednesday November 17, he said this takes effect immediately the Budget is approved.

“A comprehensive review will be conducted after every fifth-year taking into consideration, other factors besides inflation including, improvement in quality of service delivery and privatisation of some of the services, where feasible. Mr. Speaker, our roads need fixing. Our roads are being fixed. It is true that more roads have been fixed and are being fixed over the last five years than any relative period in the entire history of our nation. We even want to do a lot more and this budget will cater for this.

“That is why for decades, Government after Government imposed and maintained tolls on some public roads to raise funds for road construction and maintenance. This is the situation in many countries. However, over the years, the tolling points have become unhealthy market centres, led to heavy traffic on our roads, lengthened travel time from one place to another, and impacted negatively on productivity.

“The congestion generated at the tolling points, besides creating these inconveniences, also leads to pollution in and around those vicinities. To address these challenges, Government has abolished all tolls on public roads and bridges. This takes effect immediately the Budget is approved (after appropriation or now?). The toll collection personnel will be reassigned. The expected impact on productivity and reduced environmental pollution will more than off-set the revenue forgone by removing the tolls.”

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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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