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Release the ambulances and stop the needless excuses, Sammy Gyamfi to Akufo Addo

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) notes with great concern the refusal of the Akufo-Addo government to release ambulances procured with taxpayers’ money for their intended purpose.

These ambulances, some of which were imported into the country some four (4) months ago, have been lying idle at the forecourt of the Sate House despite a groundswell of public outcry that they be released.

In spite of genuine calls for these ambulances to be distributed to complement the country’s challenged National Ambulance Service and emergency health system, the vehicles are still parked at the State House amidst a litany of lies that crumble under scrutiny almost everyday.

It would be recalled, that following public condemnation of the continuous detention of the ambulances last year, the Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson told the Public that the Akufo-Addo government was in the process of training drivers, paramedics and other staff to operate the ambulances, hence the undue delay in distributing the ambulances. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is also on record to have said that the ambulances required digitization.

But these flimsy excuses, alongside other cock and bull stories from the stables of government, were later to be amended by President Akufo-Addo. In an answer to a question about the ambulances at his last media encounter, President Akufo-Addo confessed that he refused a request from the Minister for Special Development Initiatives to release the first batch of ambulances with the excuse of wanting to ensure an even distribution of same so as to avoid accusations of favoritism against his government.

The NDC is not surprised by these never-ending excuses which only typify the deception, insensitivity and leadership paralysis that Ghanaians are being subjected to by inept President Akufo-Addo and his wasteful government. In deed, governments heartless handling of this ambulance fiasco so far, underscores the fact that President Akufo-Addo has very little regard for the lives of Ghanaians, particularly considering the snobbish remarks by the Minister of Special Development Initiatives, Hawa Koomson that Ghanaians were already dying before the ambulances were procured.

Even more bizarre, are the new reasons given recently by the National Ambulance Service, which curiously was routed through the Ministry of Health and not the Ministry of Special Initiatives. The claim that two weeks is required to label 307 ambulances, some of which have been in the country since September last year is preposterous to say the least.

Like many discerning minds, it is now clear to us, that that the several conflicting excuses of government on this matter are contrived and deliberately calculated to conceal the real intention of government in this matter; which is to delay the distribution of the ambulances until few months to the 2020 General Elections for cheap electoral gain.

As we mark Constitution Day today, in honor of the adoption of the 1992 Constitution of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, we wish to remind President Akufo-Addo of his constitutional duty under Article 36(1) to take all necessary action to secure the maximum welfare of every person in Ghana.

The NDC joins the media and well-meaning Ghanaians to demand the immediate release of the ambulances to help address the health needs of Ghanaians, with whose taxes these ambulances were procured. President Akufo-Addo and his government must stop toying with precious lives and release the ambulances without further delay. Ghanaians deserve better than this mediocrity and insensitivity.

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SAMMY GYAMFI
National Communication Officer, NDC

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Parliament Should Apologize to Ghanaians and Punish Offenders – Mr. Amankwaa Nathaniel

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Parliament Should Apologize to Ghanaians and Punish Offenders – Mr Amankwaa Nathaniel

The Founder and President of Citizen Watch Alliance (CiWA) and an Anti-Corruption campaigner, Mr. Amankwaa Nathaniel has charged Ghana Parliament to render apology to Ghanaians and punish Parliamentarians regarding the indiscipline and illegal incident that took place at the just ended electing of the speaker of the 8th Parliament.

According him, he was devastated to witness members of Parliament with Honorable titles kicking ballot box and snatching ballot papers on such a remarkable day where numerous people around the globe were witnessing what was happening in the country.

He mention that, what some Parliamentarians displayed that day doesn’t depict the Honorable titles given them.

He added that, the unpopular incident has soiled Ghana’s indelible reputation in democracy intentionally which the country has been proud of for decades.

He emphasized that, every Parliamentarian who breached Ghana’s constitution that day should be dealt with as an ordinary Ghanaian because some ordinary citizens have been jailed for doing what some of the Parliamentarians did.

He argued that, it will be very sad and promote selective justice if the Parliamentarians who misbehaved are left to go unpunished.

Mr. Amankwa Nathaniel
Founder and President
Citizen Watch Alliance (CiWA)
Tel: 0244372983

 

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Apoint Dr. I.Y Opoku as Deputy Agric Minister – Group pleads with President

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Apoint Dr. I.Y Opoku as Deputy Agric Minister – Group pleads with President

In the Ashanti Region, a pressure group in Offinso South Constituency, Intellectual Youth Patriots and Concerned Youth of Offinso South is appealing to the President of the republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo to appoint Hon. Dr. I.Y Opoku the Member of Parliament for Offinso South Constituency among his ministers in his second term administration.

According to the group, Hon. Dr. I.Y Opoku has served remarkably well under the Ghana COCOBOD, having held some principal positions namely; CODAPEC (Cocoa Diseases and Pest Control), Black pod Co-ordinator, Executive Director under the seed Production Division, Managing Director under Quality Control Company Limited and as an Executive Director under the Cocoa Research Institute.

with all these knowledge he has acquired in the Agric sector, it’s indeed rightful for H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo to appoint him to serve at the Agric Ministry; the group pleaded.

” We do appeal with His Excellency to appoint our member of parliament at the Agric Ministry. We know Dr Osei Akoto heads the ministry so a Deputy ministerial position will be enough for Hon. Dr. I.Y Opoku because of his knowledge and his experience in the Agric sector.”

They emphasized that, his competency even before becoming a Member of Parliament depicts he can deliver if he is given the chance to perform.

Attached are some achievements and policies he started before the 2020 general elections.

 

INTELLECTUAL YOUTH PATRIOTS

OFFINSO SOUTH CONSTITUENCY

HON. DR. ISAAC YAW OPOKU OUGHT TO BE GIVEN A MINISTERIAL POSITION.

REASONS

SOME OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROPOSED POLICIES OF HON. DR.I Y OPOKU

  1. NATIONAL LEVEL
  2. National CODAPEC (Cocoa Disease and Pest Control) black pod coordinator.
  3. Executive Director: Seed production Division.
  4. Quality Control Company Ltd: Managing Director.
  5. Executive Director: Cocoa Research Institute.

 

    NOTE:

  • In the history of Ghana Cocoa Board, Dr. I Y Opoku and Dr. Adu Ampomah are the only

Directors who were given contracts after their active service.

  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku is very humble.
  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku is indefatigable when it comes to administration.
  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku is extremely selfless.
  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku is incorruptible.
  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku is a listening leader.
  • Hon. Dr. I. Y. Opoku’s main motive for entering politics is to transform Offinsoman and

leave a remarkable history for future politicians across the country.

 

  1. OFFINSO SOUTH (CONSTITUENCY LEVEL).

      ONGOING COCOA ROADS

  1. Bonsua Road (Kokote to Wawase): 24 and half Kilometer.
  2. Anyenasusu Camp to Abofour Kyebi Road.

 

COCOA ROADS CURRENTLY WITH CONTRACTORS

  1. 1. Abofour Kwapanyin to Asubore Road.
  2. Abofour Kyebi to Berekum Road.

 

 

  1. POTABLE WATER (PROMISED 12 BOLEHOLES DURING THE 2020 CAMPAIGN).

     COMPLETED (6)

  1. Samproso(1)        2.Abrokyire(1)         3.Awisem(1)        4.Asuboe(1)             5.Kwapanyin(2)

TO BE DELIVERED SOON (6)

  1. Adukro 2.Ampabame 3.Dome       4.Asamankama      5.Ayensua Fufuo.     6. Adiemmra

 

  1. EDUCATION (Delivered).

Uncountable bags of cement have been given to various schools within the constituency to support infrastructural projects.

 

  1. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES(Delivered).
  2. Three hundred and twenty seven (327) people from the constituency have been employed at

Ghana Cocoa Board. Note: This covers both permanent and contract.

  1. Security services: Immigration (1)         Police (5)          Prisons (2)           Fire Service(3).

The police and the fire service officials are currently at their various training centers.

  1. HOUSING (Proposed).

One hundred and fifty (150) building plots of land have been secured at Ayensua Fufuo for undertaking of real estate projects.

  1. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (Proposed).

Two hundred plots of land have been secured at Abofour (near the market) for the undertaking of developmental projects.

  1. OFFINSOMAN DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (Proposed).
  • MOTIVE: Undertaking of numerous developmental projects within the constituency.
  • KEY MEMBERS: Chiefs, Pastors, Imams and all other groups in the constituency who

believe in societal development.

  1. INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER (Proposed).

An ultra-modern I.C.T center will be instituted in the Constituency.

Motives

  1. To facilitate learning.
  2. Keeping of particulars of graduates for easy job search assistance.
  3. Keeping the particulars of polling station executives and other dedicated party sympathizers.

J.TRANSPARENCY IN COMMON FUND ISSUES (Proposed).

 

  1. PAYING MUCH ATTENTION TO THE WELFARE OF THE YOUTH (Proposed).
  2. BUILDING OF PARTY OFFICE (Proposed).

A plot of land has been secured at Adukro for the building of party office. Under this project,

offices will be available for all the constituency executives of the party.

  1. INSURANCE FOR DELIGATES (Proposed).

 

OFFICE OF THE STRATEGIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

INTELLECTUAL YOUTH PATRIOTS

OFFINSO SOUTH CONSTITUENCY

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There is a viral video sighted by Ghwired.com in which honorable Kennedy Agyapong was seen crying during an interview.

Many Ghanaians reacted to a picture of the lawmaker which trended on social media yesterday during the swearing in of mps and election of the speaker of parliament.

Kennedy Agyapong of all people was very quiet while resting his jaws in his hand. His reason for crying in this new video is not yet clear.

More soon….

 

Source: Ghwired.com

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