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You Donated Expired Items But Claim You Read – Ablakwa Jabs NPP

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has hit back at the New Patriotic Party for claiming the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) does not like to read.

This comes after Mr Ablakwa had made an error on GHOne TV by misquoting the number of promises made by the NPP in their manifesto.

In a rebuttal, member of the NPP Manifesto Drafting Committee, Yoofi Grant slammed the NDC for not reading. “We’ve always said the NDC doesn’t read. I’m sorry what we listed in our (2016) manifesto wasn’t below 280, it’s 289. If you read it you will see that,” he stated.

However, Mr Ablakwa hit back at him saying, “as for jabs on those who don’t read and all that, we know those who went to donate expired relief items in this country. We know them, if they read, they should have read the expiry date.”

He added, “We know those who came to parliament and presented a whole budget without Volta Region and I had to point it out to them but we (the NDC) will not focus on that.”

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Galamsey: Which Kind Of President Jails His Citizens And Spare Foreigners? Inusah Fuseini Wonders

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Former Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has criticised President Akufo-Addo for being discriminative in his ‘failed’ fight against illegal mining (galamsey).

Speaking to Citi News, he bemoaned how unjust it is to arrest illegal miners and jail the Ghanaians amongst them whiles the foreigners, most of which are Chinese nationals, are made to go scot free.

“It is unjust to incarcerate Ghanaians for violating the law and letting go of foreigners. Foreigners are not allowed to engage in small-scale mining. Ghanaians have the right to apply for and obtain licenses to engage in small scale mining,” he said.

He hammered and justified former president John Dramani Mahama’s pledge to grant amnesty to these jailed galamseyers should he win the December 2020 polls.

“It is within the prerogative powers of the president to forgive persons who have been incarcerated for breaking the law. These people should know that there is somebody who cares for them. This is not to spite the NPP, the problem we have with small scale mining is how to regulate it for the benefit of Ghanaians. We have come to the conclusion that we cannot continue to prohibit Ghanaians from doing so,” Alhaji Fuseini stated.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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Who Are You Coming To Free? How Many People Have Been Jailed For Galamsey? Mahama Quizzed

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A Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio has slammed former president John Dramani Mahama for promising to free jailed illegal miners if he wins the December polls.

John Mahama, at a rally in the Mpohor Constituency in the Western Region vowed to grant amnesty to jailed illegal miners under the Akufo-Addo led administration.

In reaction, Mr. Owusu called on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer to come out and make public the number of people that have been jailed because of illegal mining.

“It is an embarrassment because of the person this particular promise is coming from. Currently, he is promising heaven and earth. I know that he will not even win the election. He is promising something that he cannot do. He should tell us how many people have been put behind bars,” he told Citi News.

“Even when we increased the punitive measures, no one was jailed. So I am surprised about what he is talking about. Let him come out and tell us the number of people that were jailed. He is just promising and lying to appeal to the public for votes,” he added.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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It’s An Embarrassment – Mahama Slammed For Promising To Free Jailed Illegal Miners

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A Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Benito Owusu-Bio has admonished former President John Dramani Mahama for his promise to free all jailed illegal miners.

In the first place according to Mr Owusu, nobody has been jailed for Mahama to come and release them.

Looking at the calibre of person Mahama is, he said, he shouldn’t be making such promises because he is expected to know better.

“It is an embarrassment because of the person this particular promise is coming from. Currently, he is promising heaven and earth. I know that he will not even win the election. He is promising something that he cannot do. He should tell us how many people have been put behind bars,” Mr Owusu told Citi News.

“Even when we increased the punitive measures, no one was jailed. So I am surprised about what he is talking about. Let him come out and tell us the number of people that were jailed. He is just promising and lying to appeal to the public for votes,” he added.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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