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Wontumi Told Us To Stop Worrying Him And Do ‘Planting For Food And Jobs’ – Striking NPP Communicators

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The Ashanti Regional Communicators of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) have bemoaned neglect by the party to address their needs and concern.

In a statement, the group, who have declared an indefinite strike said the party’s Chairman in the region, Bernard Antwi Boasiako, also called Chairman Wontumi told them point blank to stop coming to him for any form of assistance.

According to the group, Wontumi tasked them to engage in President Akufo-Addo’s ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ and stop being on his neck.

The statement further bemoaned how the party imports communicators from Accra to do their jobs while they continue to be neglected.

See full statement below.

WE ARE OFFICIALLY ON STRIKE.

With a very heavy heart, we wish to officially indicate to the public, government and the New Patriotic Party that starting from Monday, 24th May, 2021, the Radio and TV Communicators for the ruling New Patriotic Party in the Ashanti Region are on strike. This decision has been necessitated by the unfair and unbalanced treatment that the leadership of the party and government have melted to us over the period.

In the last few days, this decision was unofficially indicated to the leadership in the region with the expectation that they were going to take steps to address the issues of the Regional Communicators, which by the way, are not new. These issues have been raised since 2017. To our dismay, some regional officers rather sought to trivialize our concerns by denying the strike entirely. That was very disrespectful to our concerns especially when all regional officers are aware of the difficulties Regional Communicators have had to deal with from 2016 through to the 2020 elections. Our work on radio and TV during the pandemic period accounted greatly for the 1.79 million votes from the Ashanti Region.

In February 2017, Chairman Wontumi told us point blank that he cannot help us and that we should join him in doing Planting for Food and Jobs. True to his word, he didn’t meet us until April 2021 when he sees that another regional primaries is knocking on his door. Suddenly, regional officers who are noted to be Accra-based radio and TV panelists are moving from one station to another in Kumasi. That is good. We will urge them to stay in the region and do more.

As if that was not enough, the Director of Communication for the Region also indicated that if the Team ‘A’ is not available, he will gladly use the Team ‘B’. His comment was clearly indicative of his insensitivity and disregard for the plight of the Communicators. Let it not be lost that he is also privy to all the concerns of communicators but has done nothing to address them.

Clearly, the leadership in the region don’t respect and appreciate the work we do as communicators for the party.

While the details of our concerns will be addressed when leadership avails itself, we would want to point out few concerns which are overarching:

1. The lack of sustainable jobs among Regional Communicators.

2. Lack of in-service training and denial vital information to communicators by those in authority.

3. The neglect of party Communicators in the region from appointive government positions when some clearly are ” more” than qualified for CEO and MMDCE positions.

4. Mobility difficulties among Communicators. Means of commuting for radio and TV programmes is becoming unbearable by the day.

5. Consideration for Regional Communicators in other government projects and programmes.

The regional leadership has failed us and we are convinced without doubt that they may have to critical and trusted input to make on this matter. For the first time since we came into government in 2017, we wish to meet the President, Vice President or Chief of Staff. Often time, these mediators have failed us and our concerns do not reach their destination.

It is our hope this impasse is resolved swiftly for the good of the party and our fortunes in the region. We also want to be recognised for our good work.

God bless Mother Ghana!

God bless the NPP

…… Signed……

ALL TV & RADIO COMMUNICATORS,  NPP-ASHANTI.

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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.

Source: Ghanafeed.Com

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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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