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‘History will remember ‘courageous’ Akufo-Addo for creating new regions’ – Dan Botwe

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‘History will remember ‘courageous’ Akufo-Addo for creating new regions’ – Dan Botwe

The Minister of Regional Reorganisation and Development, Mr Dan Kwaku Botwe, has lauded President Akufo-Addo for his courageous leadership in the process leading to the creation of six new regions.

According to him, the President remained steadfast throughout the process even in the face of predictions of national tensions and attempts to denigrate the long-held desires of citizens in the affected areas.

Speaking at a ceremony on Tuesday where the President issued the constitutional instrument (CI 116) to give legal backing to the new North East Region, Mr Botwe said Akufo-Addo exhibited rare political courage which served as motivation to his appointees involved in the process.

He said: “Politicians are often accused of not keeping their word, breaking promises and not keeping faith with those who voted for them.

“There was some doubt when His Excellency the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo started this venture to create new regions to reflect and uphold the deeply and long-held aspirations of our citizens in those affected areas.

“In the face of such doubts and hand wringing, it took a key leadership quality to ensure this went ahead. A leadership of courage allied to a firm vision… Our President exhibited rare political courage and we who served had no choice than to respond to that courage and to help navigate the difficult political, social and economic terrain required to make this a success”.

He, however, noted that a venture of this magnitude cannot be down to one individual, paying tribute to the entire nation as well as critics of the entire process.

The remaining regions awaiting the presentation of their Constitutional Instruments are Western North, Ahafo, Bono East, Oti and Savannah Regions.

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‘We’ll take all our seats from NPP’ – Boamah Otokunor

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'We’ll take all our seats from NPP' – Boamah Otokunor

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is targeting majority seats in the next Parliament after the December 2020 general election.

The strategy is to capture more parliamentary seats in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) strongholds to increase NDC’s seats to 170 in parliament as part of the party’s agenda, and opened parliamentary nominations in all constituencies across the country, effective July 12.

According to Boamah Otokunor, the Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, he was hopeful only vibrant and results-oriented candidates would be elected for the primaries saying, “We will take all our seats from the NPP to get a two-thirds majority in parliament since the NDC has a solid, credible and realistic campaign message and the party is poised for victory in the 2020 elections.

“The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is a party specialised in confusion, lies and deception, Ghanaians will make a big mistake if they vote for President Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP again, we are convinced given the strategies put in place with a marketable candidate like former President John Mahama, the 2020 elections will be ‘cool chop’,” Mr Otokunor touted.

On what aspirants have to do, the Deputy General Secretary noted that “all aspirants must satisfy the constitutional requirement which qualifies one to be a Member of Parliament, all aspirants must also satisfy the requirements of the party, no one will be disqualified based on normal procedural errors, the parliamentary primaries are expected to take place on August 24, at all the 275 constituencies across the country,” Mr Otokunor disclosed.

Source: ghanaiantimes.com.gh

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Government spends over GHC800m to settle debts accrued by NDC – Deputy Minister

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Government spends over GHC800m to settle debts accrued by NDC - Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament for Subin Constituency, Eugene Boakye Antwi has said that government has spent over 800 million Ghana Cedis to settle debts accrued by the erstwhile Mahama administration.

According to him, there are still debts unsettled by other ministries and all these debts make Ghanaians feel government is not doing anything.

Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ programme, he explained that the amount of money government is paying in terms of settling debts could have been used for other developmental projects.

The NPP government is committed to providing Ghanaians with whatever they promised in their manifesto.

“Nana Addo will not disappoint Ghanaians just that we will have to settle debts that was accrued by the other government so that those affected can have money to execute other projects that will improve the lives of Ghanaians,” he said.

Source: Peacefm

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I will unseat Collins Dauda – Ali Suraj assures NPP members

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I will unseat Collins Dauda - Ali Suraj assures NPP members

One of the aspiring parliamentary candidates for the new patriotic party in the Asutifi South Constituency in the Ahafo region has assured members of the party of winning the seat for the first when elected.

Alhaji Ali Suraj says he has all it takes to match the incumbent Member of Parliament in the area in the upcoming general elections.

“I am very experienced and know how to play my cards well.” ALI SURAJ told gathering of NPP members after he has filed his nomination at the constituency party office.

Alhaji Suraj says he has been assured of victory in the upcoming primaries and therefore he would channel every into the general election.

One of the past contestants of the Asutifi South constituency on the ticket of the NPP, Boakye Boateng appeals to the delegates to rally behind the Aspirant to win the seat for the first time in the history of Ghana’s elections.

Mr. Boateng says Suraj is more likely to win the seat for the party than him, reason he rescinded his decision to contest this time round.

“Most of the voters here are northerners and they would love to see their own brother leading them.” Mr. Boateng says adding that, the aspirant is the best bet for the party.

Mr. Boateng promised to support Mr. Suraj in issues-based campaign go the seat for the party.

Among other things Mr. Ali Suraj is seeking to implement when he becomes the MP are to change the life of the people, mentality and issues that bother on their health.

Source: Ghanaweb

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