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Top 5 achievements of Nana Akufo-Addo

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Top 5 achievements of Nana Akufo-Addo

Top 5 achievements of Nana Akufo-Addo: Ghanaians are going to the polls on December 7, 2020, to elect a new government. Major political parties in the country are gearing up despite the insurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic to face-off in the December presidential and parliamentary polls.

President Akufo-Addo who is the leader of the party in government, the New Patriotic Party has been acclaimed by the party’s National Executive Council to serve as the presidential candidate for the party in the upcoming elections.

President Akufo-Addo won power against the former President John Mahama in the December 2016 elections when the former won with close to a million votes margin coupled with the majority seats in parliament.

Prior to the December 2016 elections, the New Patriotic Party led by Nana Akufo-Addo with his Vice Dr. Bawumia made several manifesto promises based on which Ghanaians voted massively for them to win the elections.

Upon careful research on those promises made, Accra Mail has found the following Top 5 achievements to give Nana Addo and NPP one-touch victory in the upcoming 2020 elections.

 

1. Implementation of the Free Senior High School Education Policy:

On page 107 of the 2016 Manifesto of the NNP, the party promised that: “The NPP will redefine basic education to include Senior High School (SHS), covering vocational, agricultural and technical schools, and make it available for free on a universal basis to all Ghanaians”.

his promise being so dear to the President got funding and launched in September 2017. It started with first year students and currently, all students in Ghana’s public Secondary schools are benefitting from this laudable educational policy. More testimonies have been received from parents and students regarding how the Free SHS policy has had a life-changing impact on them.

This fulfilled promise is in no doubt a strong point to win more votes for Nana Akufo-Addo and NPP in the coming elections.

 

2. One District One Factory (1D1F) Initiative

The One District One Factory initiative has been one of the most discussed promised policy of the NPP government in the media among political divides. The party in its 2016 manifesto on page 31 promised to “collaborate with the private sector, to implement the “One District, One Factory” Initiative. This District Industrialization Programme will ensure an even, spatial spread of industries”.

The party in assuming power in January 2017 created a special office dedicated to the take-off of this buoyant initiative in the country. Currently, several of these factories have been completed with some still at the various stages of completion.

In searching for evidence of the successful implementation of this promise, we found a couple of them completed and currently manufacturing products that are being sold in the Ghanaian market

One of these factories is the Ekumfi Pineapple Factory, which is currently producing pineapple juice for the local and the global markets.

 

 

See Photos of some the 1D1F factories completed below:


 

The Trade Minister, Mr. Alan Kyeremanteng in a media briefing confirmed that 181 factories under the 1D1F initiative are under the various stages of completion.

With the completion of these factories, Ghana will gain economically, and we believe that the successful implementation of this initiative promised by the government which is offering jobs and livelihoods to thousands of Ghanaians is a strong factor to win massive votes for the NPP government in the 2020 elections.

 

3. Zongo Development Fund policy

The party in its 2016 manifesto on page 66-67 promised to introduce Zongo Development fund to help develop the Zongo communities in the country.

“The NPP Zongo policy is aimed at developing these communities in order to unleash their potentials to become centres of opportunity. In this direction, we will establish the Zongo Development Fund (ZDF) to invest in:

a. education and training within the Zongos
b. improved infrastructure in the Zongos targeting health and sanitation
c. supporting local businesses and centres of culture and arts, and
d. community policing and security” (p. 67 of NPP 2016 Manifest).

Upon assumption of power, President Nana Akufo-Addo created the Ministry of Inner City and Zongo Development to ensure the successful implementation of this policy.

After searching through the implementation status of this promise we found out that several projects have been completed under this policy with several others still ongoing.

Checkout out pictures of some of the projects being executed by the Ministry: 

These projects are having positive impact on the dwellers of the Zongo communities in the country and we believe that families and all the people living in these communities will be influenced by these initiatives when casting their votes in the upcoming 2020 elections.

 

4. Restoration of Trainee Teachers and Nurses Allowance

The allowances paid to teachers and nurses studying in the various Colleges of education and health was introduced in the 1960s by Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah with the main objective of motivating students to undergo such voluntary profession to serve mother Ghana. However, in 2014, the then NDC government scrapped the policy and replaced it with Student Loan policy. The allowance benefits thousands of trainee teachers and nurses across the country.

NPP in the 2016 campaign saw the need to reintroduce the allowance policy if Ghanaians vote them into power. Their promise to reintroduce this stipend policy received several backlashes from the then incumbent party NDC and other Civil Society Organizations in the country but the then candidate Nana Addo stood by his promise as stated on page 118 of their manisfesto.

 

Indeed the trainee allowance was restored as promised in the first year of his reign. This was celebrated by thousands of trainee nurses and teachers across the country.

It is obvious that these trainee nurses and teachers will vote for the NPP government to protect the continuous payment of their allowance.

 

5. Fulfillment of One Constituency One Ambulance promise

On page 119 under the National Health Improvement plan of the party’s 2016 manifesto, the party promised to strengthen the National Ambulance Service and ensure collaboration with NADMO.

This promise was awaken by the then abhorring situation of the national ambulance when there were only 50 ambulances serving Ghanaians nationwide. The president after hearing the situation charged the Minister in charge of the Special Development Initiative to immediately procure 300 ambulances to be distributed to all the 275 constituencies nationwide. This quick response from the President won him many praises from Ghanaians.

This massive achievement in the country’s health system development by the government will definitely receive some appreciations in terms of votes from Ghanaians in the upcoming elections.

One Constituency One Ambulance

Ambulance vehicles ready to be distributed to all the 275 constituencies


Source: Accramail.com 

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Keep your receipts because I’ll audit COVID-19 Funds – Mahama

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Keep your receipts because I’ll audit COVID-19 Funds – Mahama

Mr. John Dramani Mahama has indicated he will audit the COVID-19 fund that has been created to finance activities relating to the fight against the pandemic.

He cautioned all persons who use the funds to keep their receipts because “the day of accountability will come”.

The government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo created the COVID-19 Trust Fund to solicit funds from the general public to help fight the pandemic.

The Fund, according to President Akufo-Addo has accrued GH₵8,750,000.

“I’m very grateful to individuals and institutions who have responded to my appeal for donations to be made into the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. A total amount of some 8,750,000 cedis which includes 600,000USD has been received.

“I’m happy that so many appointees of my government have also followed my example by donating their salaries to the fund,” President Akufo-Addo said.

But in a Facebook Live presentation on Thursday April 23, Mr Mahama called on Ghanaians to demand accountability in the disbursement of the Funds.

“I don’t think I need to become President before we demand accountability. All those spending the COVID-19 money should be keeping the receipts because the day of accountability is fast approaching,” he said.

He added: “Let us all join hands in demanding accountability and transparency from the government in the management of the COVID-19 funds, after all these are public funds contributed by tax payers.

“I am passionately appealing to the government to ensure a timely release of these funds to the institutions, health and non-heath, so that they can discharge their duties appropriately and according to plan.”

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Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

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Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

Read FULL JUDGEMENT of the 2020 election petition

The Supreme Court, by a unanimous decision, has affirmed the victory of President Akufo-Addo in the 2020 presidential election.

“The petitioner has not produced any evidence to rebut the presumptions created by the publication of CI 135 for which his action has failed. We have, therefore, no reason to order for a rerun … we accordingly dismiss the petition as having no merit,” Chief Justice Anin-Yeboah ruled.

With this unanimous, seven-member decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition.

The court determined that the petitioner had based his case on an error made by the chair of the Electoral Commission during the declaration of the election result on 9 December 2020, but that the error could not void the will of the people in electing a president.

The Supreme Court also held that the error made by the EC in using total votes cast as the basis for reckoning the total valid votes during the declaration was corrected, and that the correction was made in accordance with the law.

Read full judgement below:

 

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Tell us how you bought those two V8 Land Cruisers – Asawaase NDC youth pour their anger on Sammy Gyamfi

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Tell us how you bought those two V8 Land Cruisers - Asawaase NDC youth pour their anger on Sammy Gyamfi

The youth of the opposition National Democratic Congress in Asawaase constituency in the Kumasi Metropolis have written a cold catching open letter to the party’s national communication officer Mr. Sammy Gyamfi for attacking the honorable Speaker of parliament Mr. Alban Bagbin, Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, and Hon. Haruna Iddrisu after parliament approved three NPP ministerial nominees which included Hon. Kwadwo oppong Nkrumah, Dr, Owusu Akoto Osei, and Hon. Hawa Koomson who were disapproved at the appointments committee level.

After the speaker of parliament delivered the results of the voting to the plenary which outrightly favored these contentious ministerial appointees, the party’s national communication officer took to his Facebook wall to denigrate the integrity of the party’s leadership in the parliament. He wrote on his Facebook wall;

Comrades, the betrayal we have suffered in the hands of the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, the leadership of our Parliamentary group, particularly Hon. Haruna Iddrissu and Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, and dozens of our own MPs, is what strengthens me to work hard for the great NDC to regain power.
They brazenly defied the leadership of the party and betrayed the collective good for their selfish interest. And we, must not let them succeed in their parochial quest to destroy the NDC, the party that has done so much for them and all of us. The shame they have brought on the party will forever hang like an albatross around their necks.

These are hard times for all of us but we should not let the betrayal of a few quench our love for the great NDC.

Rather, let it strengthen us to fight for this party. We all have an equal stake in this party. They are few, we are many. Some have sold their conscience but ours is intact.

And we, can work together to rebuild the party from the ashes of 3rd March, 2021, which I call “Black Wednesday ”- Our day of self-inflicted shame.

This is the time for us to insist on the right changes in the leadership of the NDC group in Parliament or forget about them completely. The current leadership have lost their moral authority to lead and are not fit to sit on the front bench of the NDC side of the house.

More importantly, it’s about time we understood, that we don’t have any NDC Speaker of Parliament. No we don’t! We have a Speaker who rode on the back of the NDC into Office to pursue his own parochial agenda and nothing more. You trust them, at your own peril.

The hypocrites can choose to remain quiet or even condemn us for speaking up, so they can remain in the good books of the renegades. But I and all who are pained by this act of betrayal will not keep quiet, because we don’t fear anyone and don’t wish to be in their good books. If they can defy the party leadership and interest openly and subject all of us to public ridicule, then they can and must also be called out openly. The NDC party is supreme and it must be cleansed.

Speak up, we can and must! And let nobody stand in our way. But, when all is said and done, let’s work for the NDC with all our might and strength. Quench not your love for the party. Hope must not die. This storm shall pass. The NDC will survive and shall bounce back stronger for victory. So I say to you, be strong!

*Sammy Gyamfi Esq.*

In replying to Mr. Gyamfi’s fierce comment, the party’s youth in the Asawaase constituency led by the constituency’s Director of Communication have written to Sammy Gyamfi asking 3 critical questions that bother on his integrity. They wrote;

Comrades, the so called statement of betrayal by Sammy Gyamfi has come to our notice.

If one is to talk about betrayal, it is the leadership of the NDC party in which Sammy Gyamfi is part that has betrayed us. It is the leadership of the party that is not being truthful to us and betraying us, not our hard working MPs.

The leadership of the party held meeting with the leadership of the MPs caucus, they presented all their challenges in parliament as far as this voting of nominees are concern, as a vibrant communication officer as you claim you are, wouldn’t it have been prudent enough for you to make us aware of the reality on the ground than trying to incite us against our MPs?

So if you have failed to assume your responsibility as per your rules of engagement please accept it for us to move on. Come to think of it, you can’t be more Catholic than the Pope.

You can’t be more NDC than The speaker of parliament, Hon. Muntaka Mubarak, Hon. Haruna Iddrisu and other hard working NDC MPs.

As you are touting yourself with integrity than these hard working NDC MPs with rich experience in which you yourself know is not true and can’t be true with unsubstantiated allegation.

We would like to caution you to desist from this undeserving misconduct of a national officer of our great party, more importantly, the barrage of attacks on our hard working Member of Parliament, Hon. Muntaka Mubarak and his colleagues.

Mr. Sammy Gyamfi if you live in a glass house don’t throw stones and if you can’t take blow please don’t throw blows, let us have some integrity test for us to see if you will indeed pass this test for “he who comes to equity must come with clean hands”;

1. Can you tell us with all honesty a company or an institution in Ghana that you have worked with before possessing all that you have today and at what salary base Mr. Integrity?

2. What do you do for a living now to lead the kind of life that you are having?

3. You have two (2) V8 Toyota Land Cruisers; can you tell us how you bought those cars and for how many years of service to a company or an institution if any?

Just to mention a few.

Sammy Gyamfi enough of your baseless and misplaced outburst, if there are people who have contributed immensely to our failure as a party in election 2020 which subsequently left us with bruises, then there is no other people than the people of which you are part of.

Instead of you to concentrate on reorganizing the party, you are rather blowing the trumpet of divisions and attacks on our own. If other constituencies will allow you to do that, please we at Asawase Constituency will not allow you! Not at all! You can’t sit somewhere and mislead us.

It won’t happen! So trek with caution.

Signed
Director of Communication Asawase Constituency

Meanwhile, honorable Muntaka on his radio station in Kumasi Zuria FM has warned Sammy Gyamfi not to enter his territory with his crass arrogance and disrespect.

However, we are yet to witness any reactions from the speaker as well as hon. Haruna.

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