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If Akufo-Addo Is Serious About Galamsey Fight He Should Convict His Appointees – NDC’s Akamba

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National organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Akamba has admonished President Akufo-Addo over his ‘lukewarm’ fight towards illegal mining (galamsey) in the country.

This comes after the President on Wednesday, April 14 launched a two-day National Consultative Dialogue on small-scale mining at the Accra International Conference Centre to solicit views, proposals and suggestions from diverse stakeholders in the small-scale mining industry, to develop appropriate policy interventions for the sector.

Reacting to it, Mr Akamba indicated that the NDC failed to show up at the forum because they have no interest in what they described as a scam and a deliberate move to place family and friends at vantage positions within the sector.

He noted that if the President had any iota of seriousness in fighting galamsey head on, he should start by convicting some of his appointees who had been indicted in an exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

“NDC has no interest in the National Dialogue on small scale mining and that is why none of us was present at the forum. In fact, the last time the party’s National Executives met we didn’t even discuss it as part of our agenda,” he said on Akoma FM.

Mr Akamba further explained that “if the president is indeed committed to this cause, he should have tried and convicted some indicted members within his government who were captured on video collecting bribe to allow people to indulge in the menace”.

So, for some of us we don’t take the president serious when he comes up with such antics,” he added.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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#FixTheCountry Campaign Is Just Politics As Usual – Obiri Boahene

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Deputy General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Obiri Boahen says the ongoing fix the country protest is mere politics.

According to him, anyone who has followed politics for a longtime and understands the game will easily recognise that those behind the campaign are just doing politics.

Mr Obiri Boahen further claimed the persons behind the campaign were the same people who had been against many of government’s policies, including the new voters’ registration, free SHS, among others.

“For me, it’s just politics as usual because this same group of people were against most of government’s policies including the new voter registration exercise among others. Even the Free SHS and the creation of new regions were profusely rejected by these same people”, he said on Atinka FM.

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It’s An Insult To The Ordinary Ghanaian To Say NDC Behind #FixTheCountry Protest – Ras Mubarak

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Former Kumbungu lawmaker, Ras Mubarak has slammed persons within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who continue to claim the fix the country campaign was triggered by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghanaians on social media, particularly, twitter have been demanding that government address the many social issues in the country using the hashtag #fixthecountry.

However, some members of the NPP including its National Chairman, Freddy Blay have said the NDC are the ones fueling the campaign.

In reaction, Ras Mubarak believes it’ll be an insult to the average Ghanaian who struggle to make ends meet under the NPP administration to attribute the campaign to NDC.

To him, the campaign is an indication that Ghanaians are fed up with the hardships under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

“NDC not behind it. The NDC was not the party that started this. This is a spontaneous reaction to bad governance so if they continue to disrespect Ghanaians in these terms, it might exacerbate,” he said on Asaase Radio’s The Bulletin Programme.

“In fact, to say that the NDC is behind it is insulting to the…farmer whose produce gets rotten because vehicles can’t come to his farms to cart the stuff that he produces,” he added.

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NPP Finally Reinstates Kwabena Agyepong As Member

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The National Executive Council of the New Patriotic Party has reinstated former General Secretary, Mr. Kwabena Agyepong who had been suspended as a member of the party for about six years.

This decision was made by the NPP after Mr Agyepong wrote to the Executive Council, pleading with them to reconsider their decision to suspend him.

Mr Kwabena Agyepong, together with then party chairman, Paul Afoko, and National Vice Chairman, Sammy Crabbe were suspended in the run-up to the 2016 elections on claims of working against party interest.

Of all the three who were suspended, Mr Kwabena Agyepong is clearly the one who has demonstrated utmost commitment to the cause of the Party as he was seen campaigning for the Party in the 2020 elections.

There have been rumours that President Akufo-Addo intends to appoint Mr Agyepong into his government.

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