A leading member of former President John Agyekum Kufuor-faction in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has confirmed to The Informer that, many Asantes throughout the country, are very angry with the NPP 2016 flag bearer, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, vowing to punish him in the upcoming November 7, polls.
Their anger, according to this John Kufuor loyalist, who does not want his identity unwrapped, stems from Nana Akufo-Addo’s continuous ‘disrespect’ for their King, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com/
The Informer, was told that the latest ‘disrespectfulness’ toward the revered Asante monarch, his subjects believe, has been the confirmation by the suspended NPP National Chairman, Mr. Paul Afoko – with startling revelations of how Nana Akufo-Addo, snubbed the Asantehene in the King’s efforts to intervene in what Afoko described as his ‘unlawful’ suspension from the party, in October last year.
Mr. Paul Afoko, was placed on the back-burner until further notice by the NPP’s National Executive Committee (NEC), following a recommendation by the party’s Disciplinary Committee on the grounds of stated misconduct among other charges, believed to be border on a breach of the NPP Constitution, last year.
Evidence-based SONA…JDM shreds NPP Propaganda
-Proclaims ‘Dumsor’ over
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and its propaganda machine would have to revise their notes-as they campaign for the upcoming general election, because they may lack campaign message.
This has become necessary, following the Proclamation by President John Dramani Mahama yesterday to the nation that the nagging power crisis locally christened ‘dumsor’, not only has been defeated at war of wits, but is also dead and buried for good.
Ghana’s energy crisis that has become a major challenge to the Mahama-government, though not started by it, recently seemed to have become an ace political card close to the chest of the political opposition, particularly, the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
However, in his State of the Nation Address to Ghana’s Parliament yesterday, President John Mahama, was deservedly proud to announce it (dumsor) is gone forever, as result of the pragmatic strategies put in place to wrestle it.
State of the Nation Address
…Mahama urges modesty in political discourse
His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama, has advised against the abuse of persons living with disabilities or in other words, the physically challenged, in the country’s political discourse.
Over the years, persons with disabilities have suffered abuse in one form or the other, in the hands of politicians outside and within their own political party.
The latest of such abuse is that on the newly-elected flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Mr. Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, by his own CPP comrade, Franklin Jantuah, the very last surviving member of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s cabinet.
In what is considered by many discerning Ghanaians as unfortunate, Mr. Jantuah, speaking to some journalists on the account of the 50th anniversary of the overthrow of the country’s first president, remarked that, Greenstreet’s present condition makes him the wrong person to the CPP.
Ghana did not import cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire – COCOBODhttp://ghanapoliticsonline.com/
Ghana COCOBOD has dismissed media reports that the country imported cocoa from neighboring Cote d’Ivoire during the 2014/2015 cocoa season.
In a press statement issued in Accra on Thursday, COCOBOD disclosed that, it is rather a local company, Barry Callebaut that imported 15,000 tonnes of small size beans from Cote d’Ivoire.
Local processing companies, the statement added, processed 160,000 tonnes of small size beans during the 2014/2015 season, out of which, Barry Callebaut imported 15,000 tonnes from Cote d’Ivoire.
“Ghana Cocoa Board sells the small size beans to local processing companies at a discount of 20% because this type of cocoa is of lower quality as compared to the big size beans. The big size beans is of a higher quality and is sold on the international market at a premium.