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Government Hits Back At NDC Over Failed Manifesto Promises

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The ruling New Patriotic Party has hit back at the Opposition National Democratic Congress over claims that the ruling party has only achieved about 14% of its manifesto promises.

Addressing journalists in Accra on Monday 15th June 2020, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah described the claims by the NDC as distortion of facts, “one that the leading opposition party is engaging in to serve their own parochial partisan interest”.

Mr Nkrumah slammed the opposition party for parading dishonesty about the current state of affairs.

“As we get into the 2020 national conversation period, one of the narratives that the NDC seek to carve is a narrative of dishonesty and in order to give life or credence to that narrative, they have to create scenarios that if indeed we made 388 promises, they will find some ways of adding some 235 and claim that we made 631 and in the end say therefore that we have been dishonest”

He said part of the NDC strategy is to increase the NPP’s promises from 388 to 631 to enable the opposition party make a claim of dishonesty against the Akufo-Addo administration.

“They make this argument because what they seek is to downplay our achievement as a country and as a people” he stressed.

The NDC in the third edition of their weekly press conference earlier today rated the governing NPP 14 percent in their manifesto promises prior to the 2016 general elections.  The press conference which was led by Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa described government’s accomplishment of its promises as woeful. 

Responding to the claims, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah who is also Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi stated that “what they have always forgotten is that if Ghana succeeds, and the Government of Ghana, regardless of which administration is in power, gets the credit, it insures to the benefit of all Ghanaians including them. When Ghanaian leadership is respected and appreciated across the continent or the world, they too, regardless of their partisan political colour benefit from the collateral credit.”

The minister however admonished that despite this year being an election year, the country should be focused on conversations that will help bring development.

“We are clear in our minds that this year being an election year, despite the expectation that our attention as a nation even on politics should be focused on leadership in times of crisis, it comes as no surprise that the group will resort to such attempts. We do not believe that Ghana’s progress record should be undermined in those attempts to be partisan. Government assures the people of Ghana to set and defend the nation’s record of growth straight even in this trying times” he added.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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‘Hypocrite’ Chief Justice Should Rather Be Dragged To Disciplinary Committee, Not Ayine – NDC MP

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Lawmaker for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has slammed the Chief Justice for dragging Bolgatanga East MP, Dominic Ayine to the disciplinary committee of the Ghana Legal Council for some comments made.

Speaking to Citi TV, Murtala Mohammed said the Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin Yeboah is guilty for the same purpose of which he had dragged Ayine to the GLC.

According to him, the Chief Justice had also participated in programmes that sought to attack a decision made by Justices of the Supreme Court on a specific case.

“The hypocrisy of the Chief Justice is telling. Just a few weeks before this petition, the Chief Justice participated in a similar political programme that was considered to be attacking a decision made by the Justices of the Supreme Court. The purpose [of the programme] was to challenge the decision of the Supreme Court. I am just exposing the hypocrisy- that he participated in a programme that sought to attack the decision of the Supreme Court in the Re: Akoto case,” Murtala Muhammed explained.

Dr Ayine at a CDD roundtable discussion on ‘Presidential Election Petitions and their Impact on Africa’s Democracy’ reportedly questioned the independence of Ghana’s judiciary.

Dr Ayine said: “I expected the Supreme Court to apply faithfully the rules of procedure to – in terms of adducing evidence – prove the petitioner’s case and so on. What we saw was a Supreme Court that was constantly putting hurdles in the way of the petitioner in terms of adducing evidence to prove the petitioner’s case.

However, the statement did not go down well with the Chief Justice, Anin-Yeboah who referred to the General Legal Council for investigation comments made by the former deputy Attorney General.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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An NPP Big Man Arranged For Abena Korkor To Be Treated – A Plus Drops Bombshell

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It has been a running story and it seems this will not die out soon with new twist everyday.

The latest is one of shock and it is coming from controversial social media commentator and musician, Kwame A Plus.

According to him, the National Youth organiser of the New Patriotic Party, Sammi Awuku made some efforts to seek medical help for Bipolar TV personality Abena Korkor.

Speaking on Peace FM’s Entertainment Review Show on Saturday afternoon, A Plus disclosed that Mr. Awuku set some money aside and made arrangements for the troubled and beautiful Miss Korkor to get medical attention in an unnamed hospital but that surprisingly didn’t happen.

He however couldn’t give details as to why this planned action didn’t come off.

Abena Korkor has been trending in the news in recent weeks after she made some revelations about some men she had some amorous sexual relations with including the NPP’s Sammi Awuku.

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Minority MPs Boycott Adjei Mensah’s Vetting Over Techiman South Polls

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The Minority in Parliament boycotted the vetting of the Techiman South Member of Parliament, Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah.

Their action was because they did not recognise as a legitimately elected Member of Parliament for Techiman following the violence that characterized the collation of results in the constituency during the 2020 polls.

Mr Adjei Korsah is being vetted for the position of Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development.

The NDC minority is currently in court challenging the results of the Techiman South polls, insisting it won the Parliamentary contest but were cheated during the collation of results.

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