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Mahama Pens Down Letter Ahead Of NDC Manifesto Launch, Promises To Turn Ghana Into Advanced Country



Former president and flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pen down some of the things Ghanaians are to expect in the party’s manifesto launch which would be happening today.

According to the flagbearer, the NDC manifesto will addresses the question most Ghanaians ask about Mahama still wanting to contest after heading high offices such as; president and vice president.

The statement also added that, it is NDC’s sacred mission to turn Ghana into an advanced nation as soon as possible.

Below is the statement from the former President

My brothers and sisters,

On Monday, we will launch our manifesto for 2020.
Let me take this opportunity to offer some personal reflections on the political substance of this manifesto.

You offered me the humbling chance to serve you from the highest offices in Ghana – first as Vice-President, for four years, and then as President for another four years. For this, I will forever be grateful, and I will fight for your wellbeing, for your hopes and for your rights with all my strength for the rest of my life.

But since I have already been there, why run again? I know many of you ask this question – sometimes openly, sometimes in silence. Why run again? It is a fair question, and it deserves a fair, personal answer.

In a sense, our manifesto will provide the answer, but it will be a collective answer, coming from all the fabulous NDC members and supporters, men and women, who participated in its formulation.

In all honesty, I didn’t take the decision to run for a second term as President neither easily, nor quickly. I didn’t jump into it. I did it out of a sense of urgency, after I began to contemplate more and more thoroughly about our vulnerabilities as a nation.

No country can aspire to become developed; no society can be truly resilient in the face of crisis and adversity without a solid economic and social infrastructure.

To create sustainable and ever-growing prosperity – something we all deserve – it requires building a robust social and economic infrastructure, one that supports creativity, innovation and the production of high value-added products and services.

This is precisely why, during my Presidency, I took aggressive steps to develop and consolidate our healthcare infrastructure, our educational infrastructure, our transport infrastructure and our digital infrastructure. This is the only way to build a resilient nation. Without creating and consolidating a developed infrastructure, no nation can resist global shocks.

Unfortunately, this current government has refused to continue on this path and therefore failed to make our nation less vulnerable and more resilient.

Let me give you just one example: access to electricity. In 2012, 69.2% of Ghanaians had access to electricity. In 2016, when I left office after my first term as President, 79.3% of Ghanaians had access to electricity. A 10 percentage points increase in 4 years. When I left the office, I was confident that a new government will deliver 90%, if not 100% access to electricity in the next four years.

However, the NPP government increased overall access to electricity from 79.3% to only 82.3%, a mere 3 percentage points increase.

It is our sacred mission to turn Ghana into an advanced nation as soon as possible! It is our moral obligation to be bold and to aim for greatness!

“Good enough” is no longer good enough! To prosper and thrive, we need fundamental change! We need to set our standards and expectations far higher than “good enough”! If we settle for “good enough”, we settle for a slow death of our very soul and of our pride.

I run for President because I want to leave a legacy: a solid infrastructure, with 100% access for all. With this legacy, we will build a truly developed Ghana, on a par with the advanced nations.

I know how to do it, part of it I’ve already accomplished, and since I know how to do it and the current government doesn’t, I feel I have the moral duty to ask for a second term. This is not about me, it’s about Ghana and Ghanaians.

This is what Monday’s manifesto is about.
This is why I encourage all of you to watch the launch ceremony.
God bless Ghana! God bless each and every one of you!



Akufo-Addo’s Lawyers To File Response To Mahama’s Amended Election Petition



Lawyers of President Akufo-Addo have prepared a response to the amended election petition of the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.

Speaking to Citi news, Henry Nana Boakye, spokesperson for the President’s legal team said the response is in line with a directive by the Supreme Court.

“By the natural sequence of events, once the petitioner has sought the audience of the court to make some amendments in their petition, it is only proper that the respondent also does the same by today.  The Supreme Court gave an order that if you have any response to the amended petition, you should file it today.”

He further indicated that the legal team will insist on its preliminary objection for the case to be dismissed.

“They do not have to waste the court’s time on these issues because the facts they have presented do not support their case.”

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Video: I Haven’t Said NPP Is The Majority; Time Will Tell – Bagbin Clarifies



The Speaker of Parliament, Mr Alban Bagbin has clarified his earlier declaration of the NPP group as the majority group in Parliament.

Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, at this morning’s sitting, declared the NPP as the majority group in Parliament after reading the letter submitted to him by the MP for Fomena.

This was after the Speaker read openly the letter of intent submitted to him by the honorable MP for Fomena, Andrew Asiamah Amoako in which the honorable member informed the Speaker of his desire to do business with the NPP group.

However, moments later, the honorable speaker clarified his earlier declaration by saying that he has not declared the NPP as the majority.

According to him, pending the many court litigations, time will tell who becomes majority eventually.

Watch the Video below……………

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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Afenyo Markin Explains Why NPP MPs Went To Parliament At 4am; Cites Punctuality



Member of Parliament for the Efutu Constituency, Alexander Kwamina Afenyo-Markin, has given justification for the unusual early arrival of Members of Parliament of the NPP caucus to Parliament on Friday.

Members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Caucus in Parliament surprisingly showed up as early as 4am in Parliament today.

Many have suggested they were there to occupy the Majority seat before their opponents NDC arrived.

However, speaking to Asaase Radio, Afenyo Markin explained that the MPs, who are mostly newbies in the house came early to avoid lateness.

I don’t see any controversy arising out of who is sitting where and all that. My understanding is that we have been urged to be punctual, and our first-timers have resolved to seeing to punctuality and ensuring that they take their parliamentary work seriously.”

“Today is our first day of regular sitting and I am pretty sure as you may be aware our colleagues have gotten to the chamber ahead of time to acclimatize themselves, to read their papers, fraternize and prepare for today’s activities and I should think that is in order.”


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