NDC descends heavily on Hopeson Adorye for ‘insulting’ people of Bono Region
The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Bono Region has descended heavily on the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye for allegedly insulting the good people of the Region.
Hopeson Adorye who is a Communications team member of the NPP and Eric Adjei who is also the NDC Deputy Bono Regional Communications Officer nearly fought on UTV’s late political news discussion Thursday, July 4, 2017.
In a video circulating on social media, Hopeson Adorye was heard alleging that former President John Mahama rented a private jet to travel outside Ghana but Eric Adjei denied that and called on Adorye to retract his claim and apologise to Ghanaians.
“See, when John Mahama was the President, I don’t think he was sitting on bicycles to travel, I don’t think so, I don’t think that he was using some of our taxes to travel, I don’t think so, he also chartered flights to travel”, Hopeson Adorye replied.
But Eric Adjei said former President John Mahama never chartered flights and dared Hopeson Adorye to tell him when that happened.
“John Mahama never chartered flights, and I am saying it that President Mahama never chartered flights”, Eric Adjei stated.
Eric Adjei also alleged that President Akufo-Addo had rented a private jet to travel outside Ghana; a flight worth 17,000 dollars per an hour.
“President Akufo-Addo chartered a flight and paid for 17,000 dollars just for one hour, why? what crime have Ghanaians done to Akufo-Addo, Hopeson Adorye must render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians”, Eric Adjei claimed.
Hopeson Adorye, however, insisted that he can provide Eric Adjei with evidence (thus, dates).
“You stay in Bono so how can you know what I am saying”, he told Eric Adjei.
He continued “Let me tell you if you don’t take care I will deal with you and you can’t continue with the show”.
Hopeson Adorye later on the show accused the Host of being biased.
“…What kind of noise is this, you are not being fair to me, don’t be biased, you are supporting NDC members… you are on TV and so what, if it is noise so we shouldn’t say it, stop this”, Adorye charged.
But in a statement issued and signed by the NDC Bono Regional Communications Officer, Charles Akowuah Tuffour and copied to the media, he castigated Hopeson Adorye for insulting Eric Adjei and the Region as a whole.
“A time where all efforts are made to see to the end of discrimination (social status, gender disparity, ethnicity, religion and one’s origin) , the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye is vociferously denigrating this concerted effort by the world with his excrescence pronouncement on UTV on Thursday, 4th July, 2019 at their late political news discussion”, the statement read.
The statement added that “For the avoidance of doubt, there is a video in circulation on social media where he, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye was clearly captured on the program comfortably spewing these vexatious words on the person of the Deputy Regional Communications Officer of the NDC in Bono Region – Mr Eric Adjei and by extension to the people in the Region”.
The statement claimed that “Hopeson in pride said “wo, wo te Bono no hwaa ?de?n na wo hunu? Ma y?n a y? w? krom no ?nkasa” (in inference, when those of us in the cities are talking, who are you in the remote Bono Region to rebut?)”
The statement said Brong Region now Bono, Bono East and Ahafo regions have produced a lot of personalities and cannot be described as a remote area by Hopeson Adorye.
The statement emphasized that “The political history of Ghana can never be completed without the mention of Brong Ahafo Region. Brong Ahafo has nurtured great politicians, from the days of Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia (who hailed from Wenchi in the Bono Region) to the enviable position of Prime Minister of Ghana, Her Excellency Theresa Kufour (who hails from Odumasi in the Bono Region) was the former First Lady of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, Her Excellency Lordina Mahama, the Immediate past First Lady of Ghana (and hails from Nkoranza in the Bono East Region), the late stateman – Joseph Henry Mensah who also hailed from Odumasi in the Bono Region and became the Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament from 1997 to 2001 and amogst others”.
“How does this region (a region that has produced a Prime Minister and two First Ladies) be referred to as a remote region and be denigrated by Hopeson Adorye? His unfortunate words must be roundly condemned by all, especially his Party Executives in the Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions)”, the statement opined.
“We again call on the premium television station in Ghana, UTV to do due deligence on who comes on their platform in order not to belittle and tarnish their hard earned reputation built over the years”, the statement said.
Below is the full statement
RE; BONO IS A REMOTE AREA SO ALLOW THOSE OF US IN THE CITY TO SPEAK
A time where all efforts are made to see to the end of discrimination (social status, gender disparity, ethnicity, religion and one’s origin) , the Deputy National Security Coordinator in charge of Airport, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye is vociferously denigrating this concerted effort by the world with his excrescence pronouncement on UTV on Thursday, 4th July, 2019 at their late political news discussion.
For the avoidance of doubt, there is a video in circulation on social media where he, Hopeson Yaovi Adorye was clearly captured on the program comfortably spewing these vexatious words on the person of the Deputy Regional Communications Officer of the NDC in Bono Region – Mr Eric Adjei and by extension to the people in the region.
Hopeson in pride said “wo, wo te Bono no hwaa ?de?n na wo hunu? Ma y?n a y? w? krom no ?nkasa” (in inference, when those of us in the cities are talking, who are you in the remote Bono Region to rebut?)
On record, Brong Ahafo (now Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions) has never lacked astute personalities in all spheres of the Ghanaian enterprise.
The political history of Ghana can never be completed without the mention of Brong Ahafo Region. Brong Ahafo has nurtured great politicians, from the days of Dr Kofi Abrefa Busia (who hailed from Wenchi in the Bono Region) to the enviable position of Prime Minister of Ghana, Her Excellency Theresa Kufour (who hails from Odumasi in the Bono Region) was the former First Lady of Ghana from 2001 to 2009, Her Excellency Lordina Mahama, the Immediate past First Lady of Ghana (and hails from Nkoranza in the Bono East Region), the late stateman – Joseph Henry Mensah who also hailed from Odumasi in the Bono Region and became the Minority Leader of Ghana’s Parliament from 1997 to 2001 and amogst others.
How does this region (a region that has produced a Prime Minister and two First Ladies) be referred to as a remote region and be denigrated by Hopeson Adorye? His unfortunate words must be roundly condemned by all, especially his Party Executives in the Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions).
We therefore, will not allow Hopeson Adorye with his indecorous and infantile comments (which are his trademarks) to look down upon the region and hence demand a public retraction of his unwritten words on the same platform (UTV) and issue out an unqualified apology to the region as soon as possible in order not to incur the wrath of the region.
We again call on the premium television station in Ghana, UTV to do due deligence on who comes on their platform in order not to belittle and tarnish their hard earned reputation built over the years.
The people of Brong Ahafo Region (Bono, Bono East and Ahafo Regions) are proud of our region, our history and our culture and will never be defeated by any erroneous tag consciously attributed to the region by those who obviously lack our precious societal upbringing. We remain focused.
Charles Akowuah Tuffour
Regional Communications Officer – NDC
Source: Daniel Kaku
‘Under Akufo-Addo, bankers have become kebab sellers’ – Akamba
Some bankers in Ghana have been reduced to kebab sellers because the Akufo-Addo government has collapsed nine local banks in the country, National Organiser of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Joshua Akamba, has said.
Mr Akamba, who debated the Deputy Director-General of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), Mr Abu Ramadan on CTV’s Ghana Kasa political talk show hosted by Israel Venunye on Wednesday night (10 July 2019) after Tuesday’s ‘kum y?n pr?ko’ demonstration organised by the Coalition for Social Justice, said Ghanaians have known nothing but suffering and hardship under President Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Banks have been collapsed” by the Akufo-Addo government, he said, adding: “People working in the banking sector have now become kebab sellers” as a result of the collapse of some banks by the Bank of Ghana which, he said, has led to the loss of several jobs.
Mr Akamba cited the collapse of Heritage Bank, for instance, whose licence was revoked by the central bank, “just because” its majority shareholder was standing trial on a non-related matter.
The central bank revoked HBL’s licence on Friday, 4 January 2019 on the basis that the majority shareholder, Mr Seidu Agongo, among other things, used proceeds realised from alleged fraudulent contracts he executed for the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), for which he and former COCOBOD CEO, Dr Stephen Opuni are being tried, to set up the bank.
Announcing the withdrawal of the licence, the Governor of the central bank, Dr Ernest Addison told journalists – when asked if he did not deem the action as premature, since the COCOBOD case was still in court – that: “The issue of Heritage Bank, I wanted to get into the law with you, I don’t know if I should, but we don’t need the court’s decision to take the decisions that we have taken. We have to be sure of the sources of capital to license a bank; if we have any doubt, if we feel that it’s suspicious, just on the basis of that we find that that is not acceptable as capital. We don’t need the court to decide for us whether anybody is ‘fit and proper’, just being involved in a case that involves a criminal procedure makes you not fit and proper”.
HBL has been added to the all-new state-owned Consolidated Bank Ghana Limited (CBG), which was first formed when the central bank collapsed some five local banks in August last year. They included the Royal Bank, The Beige Bank, The Construction Bank, Sovereign Bank and uniBank. Premium Bank was also added to CMG after it was collapsed, too.
Just recently, some staff of HBL accused the Receiver from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Mr Vish Ashiagbor of shortchanging them.
According to them, Mr Ashiagbor has refused to pay what is due them.
Mr Justice Bonney, who spoke on behalf of the staff, questioned the legitimacy of the package being negotiated for them.
He also said they were not consulted in the selection of the person representing the staff in the negotiations.
“They agreed on three-and-a-half months’ salary cap of GHS20,000 with first-quarter fuel allowance and then first quarter clothing allowance.”
“We didn’t get any communication from our reps and before we realised, that agreement had been signed on our behalf. Our head of HR [was not supposed to be] a representative on that negotiation table to the best of our knowledge.”
“Our position is that even with the MoU, we were not communicated to and it was signed by somebody who did not represent our interest,” Mr Bonney said.
In total, about 1,600 bankers lost their jobs in the central bank’s clean-up exercise which first started with the collapse of UT Bank and Capital Bank. The two were subsumed by GCB Bank.
Mr Akamba wondered why the Akufo-Addo government would just kill businesses without thinking about how such actions affect the ordinary Ghanaian.
“If you are collapsing banks, think of the ordinary Ghanaian because when they were being employed, they weren’t asked whether they were NDC or NPP members. So, people are roaming about without jobs as a result of the collapse of businesses by this government”.
Using the collapse of Menzgold Ghana Limited to buttress his point, Mr Akamba said: “Menzgold clients have told me that had it not been for the intervention of the Akufo-Addo government, they were still receiving their money regularly”.
Additionally, Mr Akamba said President Akufo-Addo has brought nothing by “tension upon tension into the country” as well as “so much nepotism”.
He also noted that lies and 419 (deception) have become the stock in trade of the Akufo-Addo government, and wondered why Mr Ramadan’s brother-in-law, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has “suddenly become a ‘Digital Vice-President’” and “no more talks about the economy and the exchange rate” as he used to in the run-up to the 2016 polls. “He’s run away”, Mr Akamba said.
In his view, the One District-One Factory promise of the Akufo-Addo government is “419”. “They keep lying”, he stressed. “The Vice-President keeps lying to Ghanaians”. “NPP members are con men and con women. They have no credibility”, Mr Akamba added.
He said the anger against the Akufo-Addo government by the ordinary people who called for the demonstration, was demonstrated by the fact that ‘trotro’ and taxi drivers parked their cars and joined the march since they said they find it difficult to make sales under the current government.
Mr Akamba also claimed that: “A staunch NPP man who was on admission at the hospital, joined the demonstration”. “I won’t mention his name. I personally dropped him back at the hospital after the demonstration”, he told Israel Venunye, adding: “Even the police and soldiers joined the demonstration; Customs officers, too”.
In his view, there are currently two different versions of the NPP – one is the NPP in power being led by President Akufo-Addo and his family, friends and cronies and the second is the NPP which is still in opposition by dint of being loyalists of former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
I rejected running mate offer – Bawumia reveals
Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed he rejected the initial offer to partner President Akufo-Addo when he was approached in 2007.
He explained that, as then deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, he was not ready to join the hostile political terrain.
“When I was requested to come into politics, I was a bit hesitant and my initial answer was no” he stated while addressing a conference on monitoring and evaluation at the University of Ghana.
But, Dr. Bawumia said he made a u-turn when his then boss who was Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Paul Acquah convinced him to rescind his decision.
“My boss, Paul Acquah said our problems is really the politicians so I think you should get in there so you help us implement all the policies we have been recommending” he added.
Dr. Bawumia said after the meeting with his boss, he decided to join politics with a secret agenda to push politicians buy into research works of technocrats.
Dr. Bawumia since becoming vice president has led a lot of innovations to leverage on technology to improve service delivery in the public sector to facilitate rapid economic growth.
Dumelo, Kpessa Whyte, others pick forms for NDC parliamentary primaries in Greater Accra
A total of 118 people comprising 20 women and 98 men have picked forms to contest in the opposition National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary primaries in the Greater Accra Region.
The nominees including former Executive Director of National Service Secretariat, Dr. Michael Kpessah Whyte and actor John Dumelo.
Many incumbent MPs including the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George; Alfred Okoe Vanderpuje, MP for Ablekuma South; MP for Odododiodoo, Nii Lante Vanderpuije, and Ashaiman MP, Ernest Norgbey are also seeking to get the nod of the party to contest for the parliamentary seat in the 2020 general elections on the ticket of the NDC.
Of the 34 constituencies in the region, only the Ablekuma North seat will be contested unopposed by Winifred Ashley.
At Shai Osu Doku where Dr. Kpessah Whyte is putting himself up for elections at the party level, the incumbent MP, Linda Ocloo is also seeking to get the endorsement of the party again.
Linda Ocloo, beat competition from Dr. Kpessah Whyte in June 2016 in a by-election to choose a parliamentary candidate when her husband, Desmond William Ocloo, died in a tragic accident at Juaso in the Ashanti Region in March 2016 shortly after he was elected.
She went ahead to win the parliamentary polls in the December 2016 general elections.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary primaries will see actor John Dumelo compete with Suzzy Afua Adoboe for the seat.
Dumelo had earlier come forward to contest the NDC primaries for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency when that seat became vacant following the death of the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko in November 2018. He, however, withdrew before the main contest.
A pharmacist, Delali Brempong won the primaries at the party level but lost to the widow of the late MP, Lydia Alhassan who contested on the ticket of the NPP in the controversial polls.
Mr. Brempong, who is not a first-timer at the primaries seem to have given up on attempting to become MP for the constituency as he failed to pick nominations by the Friday July 12 deadline.
See the full list of nominees for the upcoming NDC primaries in the Greater Accra Region.
1. DR. KPESSAY WHYTE
2. HON DAVID ASSUMENG
3. HON. LINDA OCLOO
4. ISRAEL TETTEH APPIAH
1. HON. SOPHIA KAREN ACKUAKU
2. SAMPSON NII TACKIE
3. JOHN PADMORE FIAGBOLO
4. ROBERT KWAKU AHORDAGBE
1. CAPT. MOSES TETTEH LARNYO
2. JOSEPH AKUERTEY TETTEY
3. RUDDOLF K SEBUABE
4. ABRAHAM T TEYE
5. LAWSON KWASHIE KUDZORDZI
1. NII SAKA ALLOTEY
2. CLELAND AYAA AYISON
3. SHAIBU AMADU
1. MICHAEL TETTEH KWETEY
2. HON. SAM GEORGE NARTEY
1.HON. ERNEST NORGBEY
2. EMMANUEL MAX-VOY
3. SEGBENE XENODZI FERGUSON
1. REV. KWEKU ADDO
2. PRINCE DERICK ADJEI
3. MARIAN KORKOR AYERTEY
1. MAHAMMED ADAMU RAMADAN
2. NANA OYE LITHUR
3. BEJAMIN ANGENU
1. WINIFRED ASHLEY
1. EDWARD NII TETTEH BEDIAKO KRAKU
2. HON. ISAAC ODAMTTEN
1. ISRAEL NORYIBEY
2.FAUSTINA ELIKPLIM AKURUGU
3. JOHN KWAKU AGBAVOR
4.GODSON NII AYIJAKU TACKIE
1. HON ALFRED OKOE VANDERPUIJE
2. ALBERT PANGBOAT NAMBALIN
3. EPHRAIM NII TAN SACKEY
4. NII AYITEY TAGOE
1. BABA LATIF DAN
2. ALHAJI HALIDU HARUNA
3. SAM NARTEY FOLI CREPPY
BORTIANOR/NGLESHIE / AMANFRO
1. ALEX ACKUAKU
2. FELIX AKWETEY NII OKLE
3. ADAMS DICKSON ABU SKEDEY
4. PETER NANA ASIEDU
5. ALFRED NII COMMEITTEY OGBAMEY
6. ERIC SOSU
7. ANTHONY YESUTOR KUAGBENU
8. SHERIFF NII OTO DODOO
9. ZAKARIA MOHAMMED ALI
1. MALIK ADAMA
2.ABDUL NASHIRU ABBAS
3. RICHARD KWASHIE KUDZORDZI
4. THERESAH AWUNI
1. ISAAC MENSAH
2. DAVID FRIMPONG
3. ABRAHAM KOTEY NEEQUAYE
1. FRANCIS XAVIER SOSU
2. SIDI ABUBAKAR
3. ALHAJI FAILA
4. RUKAYA ABUBAKAR
1. NADIN ISSAH SALIFU
2. LAWYER KOJOGAH ADAWUDU
3. DELALI AYIVI
4. ABDUL RASHID ISSAH
1. HON. ZANETOR AGYEMAN RAWLINGS
2. LEEFORD QUARSHIE
3. NII ALEMA BASHIRU
4 .NAA ODARKAI LAMPTEY ADDY
1. MAMOUDU AMADU
2. IBRAHIM AMADU
3. IRENE MENSAH
4. EMMANUEL ALLOTEY
1. HON. RITA ODOLEY SOWAH
2. HAROLD R THOMPSON
3. JAKE KWEI ADJEI-KWEI
4. JOHN FIIFI MONEY
1.HON. NII LANTE VANDERPUIJE
2. SPACE OKOE CLOTTEY
1. HON COMFORT DOYOE CUDJOE GHANSAH
2. CHARLES TEYE McCARTHY
3. CATHRINE DELA DZIVENU
4. THOMAS BOYE-DOE BROWN TETTEH
1. CARL OWUOMPESKA
2. EBI BRIGHT
3. SEDINA MATANAWUI
4. JERRY ADJEI
5. NANA YAW OKUTWERE NKANSAH
1. HON CHRISTIAN OTUTEYE
2. DANIEL KESHI BESSEY
1. HON NASER MAHAMA TOURE
2. DR. YAKUBU AZIDOW
3. HON. OTCHERE DARKO
1. BEN AYIKU
2. BENITA OKITY-DUA
3. SETH ATTOH MENSAH SOWAH
1. DR. RAPHAEL KWASI SARPONG
2. WAKEFIELD ACKUAKU
3. RASHID ISSAH
4. ROMEO AKAHOHO
1. WILLIAM AFFUM ANI-AGYEI
2. VICTOR QUARSHIE ADONOO
3. EMMANUEL SOSU
4. ABDUL RAUF MUSAH
1. PRINCE WORMENOR
2. EBENEZER NII ARMAH TACKIE
3. HON. NII OKAI LARYEA
4. SEDEM AFENYO
5. WILLIAM AHAMADZI
6. HAJIA MARIAM DZIFA IBRAHIM
1. HON. MAJOR (RTD) DR. MUSTAPHA AHMED
2. HON YUSSIF JAJA
1. EMMANUEL A. GBEDEMAH
2. EMMANUEL KOJO MENSAH
AYAWASO WEST WUOGON
2. SUZZY AFUA ADOBOE
1. AGNES NAA MOMO LARTEY
2. EDGAR NII KPAKPO ADDO
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