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I Feel Sorry For President Mahama And Ghana-Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom Writes

Paa Kwesi-Nduom
Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom Writes

Things have always been hard in Ghana but it is exceedingly hard and getting harder under President Mahama’s leadership—forcing people like Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams to spiritually “command” the falling cedi to “rise”.

Without any hope of things getting better, most Ghanaians are frustrated and are tired of complaining.

What is sad is that, the Government seems not to accept that the economy is heading for disaster—and seems not to have any hopeful plan of restoration.

Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom has taken to his facebook page to pour out his frustration;

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I really felt sorry for a President John Dramani Mahama and Ghana when I heard two members of his administration and NDC political party on an Accra radio station this past Saturday.

I wondered, “…are we safe?” These two are senior members of the Mahama Administration gave us all ample reasons why we are where we are with a “see-saw” economy and a suffering people.

According to one of them, high rise buildings, mansions for a few, the Pokuase road among others are “good” reasons for the fiscal deficits Ghana is facing and the depreciation of the cedi. With “experts” like these in government, who needs reality?

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Prayer Alone Won’t Take Ghana Anywhere Says Kwesi Pratt

Driving In Ghana (2)
Ghana

Believe me or not, there are certain people in Ghana who refuse to go to the hospital when sick, rather they run to the church. Similarly, there are people who expect to be fed the way the Israelis were fed straight from heaven and there are those who leave everything to God while doing nothing…

It is great that most Ghanaians are God fearing but without engaging in what will bring productivity ( which prayers can’t bring), our country will continue to struggle.

We must know when to leave God alone and take up the mantle…

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According to PeaceFM;

Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper has bemoaned the country’s inability to improve on the economy despite its vast resources.

Speaking to the issue of the downward trend of the economy, Kwesi Pratt Jnr told Suhiyini Alhassan of Radio Gold that the decline in the economy can be based on two factors: low levels of productivity, and the lack of control of the country’s resources.

Low levels of productivity

During the time of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s First President, the country produced lots of items which brought development into the country, according to Kwesi Pratt.

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Pratt Joins Many Ghanaians To Warn Gov’t Against Sponsoring Anyone To Brazil 2014 World Cup

World Cup 2014
World Cup 2014

If paying huge sums of money as wages to men kicking balls around a field is not enough waste of resource, a struggling country like Ghana paying further huge sums of money to sponsors people to go and watch these men should definitely be seen as a waste, even by the fanatics.

In line with on-going economic hardship in Ghana, Kwesi Pratty and New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Asokwa-Maxwell Kofi Jumah have joined the many Ghanaians who are calling on the Government not to waste state resource on sponsoring people to 2014 WorldCup, to be held in Brazil.

If anyone wants to go to Brazil to watch the Black stars play, they can surely go but why must the Government foot the bill when we could channel that money towards fixing some of the many problems we have in Ghana?

The truth is that, the real football supporters are never sponsored to attend such tournaments. The Government in power’s party supporters are those who benefit from the sponsorship.

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According to PeaceFm;

Football is obviously one of the country’s biggest sports. Imagine the spectacle without fans. Would it be the same? The answer obviously is a “BIG NO”.

Watching live FIFA World cup is an expensive business, and it gets more expensive every four years. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa, quite a colossal amount of money was used by government to airlift soccer fanatics to South Africa; a decision which later became a major issue of discussion.

The joy that accompanied Ghana’s qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is yet to die down with most football fans dreaming of going to Brazil to be part of the fiesta.

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President Mahama Says He Is Being Forced To SACK Finance Minister-Seth Terkper

John Mahama

 

I do not think sacking the Finance Minister will change anything in Ghana—probably sacking the entire Government may make a difference. The compounding problems of Ghana is not being caused by the dealings of one person-the Finance Minister.

According to President John Dramani Mahama, extensive pressure is being mounted on him from within to sack Finance Minister-Seth Terkper for doing what the president sees to be right for the economy, though, bad for politics…

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According to Radio XYZ;

President John Mahama says there’s pressure mounting on him from within his own government to sack his finance Minister.

He said certain reforms being engineered by Seth Terkper to tweak the economy to not only break the cycle of ills inherent within it but also fix certain fiscal weaknesses through some reforms, have got tongues wagging in the government, thus the pressure for his dismissal.

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Ken Agyapong Is Not NPP Financier, Says Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey

Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey

 

Hon. Ken Agyepong has on countless platforms made claims that the NPP owes him huge sums of money and to certain people, without the financial help of Ken Agyepong, the NPP as a party cannot operate…

Though many of us sitting afar believe that Ken Agyepong has somehow been financially instrumental in the various NPP’s election campaigns,  the National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey has emphatically stated that, Ken Agyepong has never given the party any money—to the best of his knowledge.

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According to CitiFmOnline;

National Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, has stated that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong is not a “key financier” of the party.

“What makes him [Kennedy Agyapong] a key financier of the party,’’ Mr. Obetsebi-Lamptey said whiles answering questions on the accusations that the leadership of the party had squandered money and donations meant for presidential campaign in the 2012 elections.

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J. J. Rawlings Says Acheampong, Utuka & Others Needed To Die

J J Rawlings

 

It will be hypocrisy on my apart to suddenly claim that no one has the right to take away the life of another, because life is a God given gift—on the grounds that I don’t even believe in the existence of such a God.

However, even with the absence of objective moral values (as some people argue), right to life is a basic right, inherent, and until a Court of a land through fair trail has ordered so, it becomes illegal to take the life of another—-no matter the justification you can buy from somewhere…

Without a fair trail as we will all accept, J. J Rawlings had no legal right to kill or order the killing of any of the people he did. It is therefore unfortunate that even as at today, he still thinks his actions are justified and proper.

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According to RadioXYZ;

Former President Jerry Rawlings says the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council necessarily needed to have executed Generals Afrifa, Acheampong, Utaka and other senior Military Officers in 1979 to save the country from implosion.

“We had no choice. We thought let two go. Acheampong and a certain Utuka, very corrupt Generals. They were sacrificed. It was not enough. Ladies and gentlemen, 10 days later, we had to sacrifice another 6 and some of the Commanders were innocent good people but it had to be done because the rage in the country was too high, too much”, the former Military leader told students in the Volta region where he spoke as the Guest of honour at the closing ceremony of the regional camp of the International Youth Fellowship at the Adidome Senior High School.

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Let NPP Elders Dare…I’ll Reclaim All My Monies Before I Quit The Party-Ken Agyepong

Ken Agyepong
Ken Agyepong

I’ve always said that politics is never about the masses, the suffering population or those who are being governed. It has and will always be about MONEY, those doing the governing and those who can pull the strings…

Hon Ken Agyepong has stated that he will not bow to any pressures from the Elders of the New Patriotic Party, and if they dare seek to question some of his legitimate actions (talks), they should be ready to cough out the 1.5 million dollars the party borrowed from him…And then he will leave their party for them.

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According to PeaceFm;

The Council of Elders of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) have come under a deluge of criticism for displaying, what many deem as bias in dealing with members who have allegedly brought the party into disrepute.

This assertion stems from the fact that Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku has been summoned before the highest advisory body in the party for questioning, following his call for a change in the party leadership, whereas, Hon. Ken Agyapong, the Member of Parliament for Assin Central, who is also one of the major financiers of the party, is ‘walking free’ after describing the entire hierarchy of the party as “thieves and corrupt”.

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DID HE REALLY SAY THAT? Kweku Baako Says Kwame Nkrumah Is GREATER Than Mandela

Kwame Nkrumah

 

I respect Kweku Baako and he has the right to air his opinions like every other person.

But to suggest that, a dictator and champion of nepotism-Kwame Nkrumah, who had no respect for the rule of law as it can be clearly seen in his enactment of the Preventive Detention Act,  by any means is GREATER than Mandela—is pure absurdity.

Again, Kwame Nkrumah and Nelson Mandela belong to different era of time with different political situations, it is therefore even wrong to compare the two men.  Even if you decide to go ahead of a comparison, I do not see how Nkrumah would ever be greater than Mandela.

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According to Graphic Ghana;

he Editor of the New Crusading Guide, Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako says Kwame Nkrumah was the greatest African.

He was contributing to a debate on whom of South Africa’s first black President, Nelson Mandela, and Ghana’s first President, Kwame Nkrumah, was the greatest African.

The debate, which has gained grounds since Mandela died last week, has divided many Ghanaians.

Mr Baako said while Mandela could be described as one of the greatest Africans, he did not measure up to Nkrumah.

“The greatest leader, for me, was Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah”, Mr Baako said on Peace FM’s ‘Kokroko’ on Wednesday.

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Nana Akufo Addo Says No Court Case, No False Declaration In 2016

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Whether Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will return as the 2016 presidential candidate for the NPP or not—no one seems to be sure, including himself. But one thing Nana Addo is sure about is that,  2016 election needs to be well watched by party supporters…

According to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, court cases can be prevented if party members take up the responsibility and challenge to ensure that no one has a yard to cheat or rig the election…

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According to The Stateman;

The 20112 Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reminded the leadership and membership of the party about the responsibility they have to make sure that in 2016 “we don’t have a court case or a false declaration.

In an apparent reference to the election petition that challenged the declaration of John Dramani Mahama as winner of the 2012 elections, Nana Akufo-Addo admonished his party faithful to ensure the ballot is protected in 2016 while making sure that the right declaration of the winner is made by the Electoral Commissioner to forestall any challenge of the declaration in the law courts.

He gave the advice when he delivered a speech at dinner organized by the Young Executive Forum in London.

According to Nana Addo, “It is clear that our opponents are good at being declared winners of elections but are bad at governing our nation. It means that whatever it takes, we have to make sure that at the next election, not only do we win it but are actually declared the winners. That is the responsibility before us.”

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Victoria Hammah Allegedly SLAPPED By A Traffic Police Officer—She Is Back In NEWS!

Victoria Hammah

 

Sacked from her position as a Deputy Communications Minister owning to the infamous Victoria Hammah gossip tape, the troubled former Minister of State is back in the news again—and this time, she is being accused of failing to stop when asked by a Traffic Police Officer who proceeded to SLAP her after she caused injury to officer…

With two contradictory stories coming from the Police Officer and Victoria Hammah, it is difficult to establish who is telling the truth. However, the truth remains; Victoria Hammah has had one hell of a nasty year.

She has to take a long holiday out of Ghana to reflect on things and decide on what she wants to do with her life.

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According to DailyGuide;

Former Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Lakshmi Hammah, is caught up in fresh drama, after a fracas with a police officer attached to the Motor Traffic and Transport Unit (MTTU) of the Ghana Police Service.

While the police officer claimed Victoria failed to stop as directed and had injured him in the process, the former deputy minister said she was given a hefty slap by the motor traffic cop who additionally called her “ashawo”, a derogatory term meaning ‘prostitute’ at a major intersection at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, close to the Neoplan Station last Thursday.

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President John Mahama Says Stop Ranting On Radio And Help Me Fix Ghana

John Mahama

The president of Ghana-John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians, especially the many radio commentators to stop the daily radio rants and help fix the problems of Ghana.

Ghana’s economy is fast going down the ditch with its citizens struggling to maintain a decent lifestyle. The president has come under several attacks since taking up the office for his lack of grasp on the economy and failing to honor the many campaign promises…

Even if we all have to come together to solve the problems of Ghana, we surely need a leader who will take realistic initiatives to kick start the solution finding exercise—and help better the lives of the ordinary Ghanaians…

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According to RadioXYZ;

President John Mahama says his critics must join forces with him to fix Ghana rather than keep raving and ranting on radio.

“…It doesn’t pay to vent our frustration on radio talk show programmes”, the president chastised Sunday when he spoke as the Guest of honour at the 120th celebration of the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra.

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Should We Be Worried? With $23.4 Billion Debt, Ghana Could Go Back To HIPC Says Economist

  I hate all these figures when it comes to the state of the economy in Ghana. I do not know what most of the figures thrown into the air means, but one thing I know for sure is; Ghana is hard and our pockets are dry… Most of us Ghanaians are living like magicians … Read more

Victoria Hammah Threatens To Sue Ghana’s Anti-Money Laundering Agency

Victoria Hammah

It looks like Victoria Hammah will continue to make headlines for the next few weeks to come as the former Deputy Minister who is under investigation by Ghana’s anti-money laundering agency-the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC) has threatened to sue the FIC if it fails to publish the outcome of its investigations.

Victoria Hammah regards the investigation as an invasion of her privacy and she is reported to have called IC Chief Executive, Samuel T. Essel to question the real reason behind the investigation when no one has lodged a complaint of missing money against her…On that note, she has dared the agency to publish their findings or risk being sued by her.

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According to DailyGuide;

The Embattled former Deputy Minister of Communications, Victoria Lakshmi Hammah, is not amused about reports that Ghana’s anti-money laundering agency, the Financial Intelligence Center (FIC), is investigating her private bank accounts.

Ms Hammah therefore threatened to sue the FIC if it failed to publish the outcome of its investigations after invading her privacy.

An angry Victoria Hammah was said to have called the FIC Chief Executive, Samuel T. Essel, to find out the rationale behind the investigations, especially when no one had lodged a complaint of missing money or theft against her.

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Victoria Hammah’s Family Members Are Crying & Pleading That She Should Be Given A Second Chance…

Victoria Hammah's Grandmother crying
Victoria Hammah’s Grandmother crying

The Victoria Hammah talk will not end anytime soon. Apart from the various politicians who have jumped unto the saga, the Victoria Hammh’s family members at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region are also talking—and they want Vicky to be given a second chance by President Mahama.

Beyond their apologies and pleads, they’ve even pulled in a connection which indicates that Victoria Hammah is related to President Mahama…

Should Victoria Hammah be given any chance this soon?

According to Ghanaian Chronicle;

The family of the beleaguered former Deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hammah, at Kintampo has called on President John Dramani Mahama to “temper justice with mercy” and reinstate their daughter.

According to the family, they were not in any way condoning the alleged unethical behaviour of Ms. Victoria Hammah, or justifying the issues talked about on the said leaked audio recording,, but were pleading with the President to save them from the shock and disappointment the dismissal had brought them.

Madam Akosua Nimo, Grandmother of the beleaguered deputy Communication Minister, disclosed that Vicky Hammah and President Mahama were siblings, explaining that the President’s mother, Abena Kupor, was a direct sister of her (Akosua Nimo). “Victoria is a sister of John Mahama, because Abena Kupor is the mother of John Mahama, who is my sister.” Vicky Grandmother stressed.

Madam Akosua Nimo further indicated that Victoria Hammah, from her childhood, aspired to become a politician and had taken serious actions towards achieving that dream, so her appointment came as a justification and a fulfillment of a dream, which was a joy to the entire family and the people of Kintampo.

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Victoria Hammah Finally Breaks Silence | She Says She Regrets What Happened But Will Come With Her Side Of The Story Soon

  Less than a week after Victoria Hammah was sacked from her position as the Deputy Communications Minister following the leak of the infamous gossip tape, she has spoken about the incident… In an exclusive interview today with Radio XYZ’s Presidential Correspondent-Kwame Danso Acheampong, Victoria Hammah said she respects the decision of the President to … Read more