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See How Kanazoe Road Has Badly Deteriorated Just 4 Years After the Mahama-Ford Scandal

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Just 4 years after the Mahama-Ford scandal revealing that a Burkinabe contractor named Oumarou Kanazoe gave a Ford Expedition station wagon as a “gift” to President John Dramani Mahama in 2012. And that Mr Kanazoe was involved in some questionable contracts with the government of Ghana, including the Ghana Embassy fence wall in Burkina Faso which cost the government $650,000, a road constructed by the same contractor for the government and was commissioned in April 2016, by President John Mahama has badly deteriorated.

“In 2012, Mr Kanazoe won the contract to construct the 46.4-kilometre Dodo Pepeso-Nkwanta road. That road was completed and inaugurated on April 19, 2016, by President Mahama, who praised the Burkinabe contractor very highly,” TheGhanaReport states.

After the construction and during the commissioning of the road, President Mahama said: “I also want to take the opportunity to thank Messrs Oumarou Kanazoe Contractors Limited of Burkina Faso for the very high quality of work they have done on this stretch of road. As I have said, perhaps, this is one of the best quality roads in Ghana today and I will urge the Minister of Road and Highways to bring other contractors to come and see so that they can emulate it in other parts of the country.”

The road which was commissioned 4 years after the N1 Highway in Accra, and not heavily used like the N1, which is very busy with heavy-duty trucks from the Tema Harbour has badly deteriorated while the N1 remains in a good state.

Current video and photos (below) captured by TheGhanaReport of the road raise serious questions about the quality of work that was done by the Mahama-Ford contractor.

May 2020: Dodo Pepesu-Nkwanta road deteriorates
May 2020: Dodo Pepesu-Nkwanta road deteriorates
May 2020: Dodo Pepesu-Nkwanta road deteriorates

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Ahwoi’s Book Not An Attack On NDC – Manasseh Azure Awuni

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Former journalist at Joy FM, Manasseh Azure Awuni has rubbish the NDC’s claim that Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s book is an attack on the party and reduces it chances of winning the 2020 election.

According to Manasseh, the NDC is gradually shifting from those times when the founder’s influence on the party was enormous

He went on to advise the founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings to publish his memoir instead of always defending himself against other publications.

Below is his full post which he made on Facebook

I fail to see how Prof. Kwamena Ahwoi’s book is an attack on the NDC and its chances in the next election. Former President Rawlings, who’s mainly the subject of “negative” revelations in the book, is no longer central to the success of the NDC.

The NDC is gradually shifting away from the cult system, when the founder’s/founders’ influence was so enormous that it could determine the victory or defeat of the party.

Prof. Ahwoi is an insider. The Ahwoi Brothers have been very influential in the NDC. It doesn’t mean that everything he says is true but writing about the happenings in the Rawlings era is important, especially when Rawlings himself has not written. Those with different accounts should write theirs.

A book on the role of the Ahwoi Brothers in the NDC won’t be bad. And this might push Rawlings to publish his memoir instead of always defending himself against other publications.

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I’m Not Raising Funds On Facebook – Dr. Okoe Boye

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The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye has cautioned the public against any Facebook account or page soliciting for funds in his name.

The Ledzokuku MP says such accounts are frivolous and he has no associations or whatsoever with them.

According to him, he owns only one Facebook page, with the user name, Dr Okoe Boye.

Some of the fake accounts are named Hon Bernard Okoe Boye and Hon Okoe Boye.

The Deputy Minister said any request for funds from these accounts should be ignored and treated with every contempt they deserve.

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Providing Students PASCO Caused High Expectation – Addae-Mensah

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A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ivan Addae-Mensah has blamed the disappointment being expressed by final year SHS students after their WASSCE paper on the provision of past questions by the education ministry to students.

According to him, senior high schools over the years have prepared their students using past questions but the ministry going the extra mile to provide the past questions to all students across the nation heightened expectations among the students.

“Teachers know how to handle students in this situation, the students themselves from time immemorial use past questions…immediately you take this phenomenon out of the hands of the schools and you try and micromanage it from the educational authorities, you create a certain expectation in the students and I believe that something of the sort may have happened.

“If the revision process had been left in the hands of the teachers and the students, maybe this expectation might not have been generated,” Prof. Addae-Mensah said this on Saturday, August 08, on Analyses on Starr FM.

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