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NPP Chairman of Atwima Nwabiagya South Touts Democratic Credentials of the Party

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Mr Stephen Boateng, the newly elected constituency chairman of the Atwima Nwabiagya South has described the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as the beacon of democracy.

He said, regardless of the heated nature of the just ended constituency executives contest, the Party and its faithfuls chose to uphold the tenants of democracy and gave no room for disturbance of the peace and unity of the Elephant Party.

“The exercise shown that our great Party(NPP), is a beacon of democracy because nothing unusual beyond the control of human that could possibly destabilise our Party base, was recorded” he said.

The former Presiding Member (PM) for Atwima Nwabiagya District ( now Atwima Nwabiagya South Municipal) made the statement in his Thank You Message to delegates and Party faithfuls in the constituency on Monday May 9, 2022.

Read the details of the message from Mr Stephen Boateng to the NPP fraternity below:

*THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM ATWIMA NWABIAGYA SOUTH CONSTITUENCY CHAIRMAN ELECT; HON. STEPHEN BOATENG*

Fellow elephantines, with the highest level of love and extreme joy, I extend my warm greetings to you for allowing democracy to gain ascendancy in the just ended constituency election.

Indeed it was a heated contest, as the various contestants shown their strongest muscles but at the end, the voice of the masses became the suggested and accepted path as I was democratically elected as Constituency Chairman.

The exercise shown that, our great party (NPP), is a beacon of democracy because nothing unusual beyond the control of human that could possibly destabilize our party base, was recorded.

This has shown how mature we are as party members, therefore my sincerest appreciation to you for such a remarkable achievement chalked.

I can not leave our Creator out for this enviable victory, for His endless supervision allowed tempers to calm down, He shielded us, guided and protected the various camps throughout the whole process for peace to prevail.

Voting me as Chairman shows the confidence and trust you have for me, and I pledge to work tirelessly with all the executives and party members to ensure a formidable front to break the eight jinx.

This is therefore a victory in the right direction, a victory that solidifies the party base and justifying that, hard work pays, and desired political experience is needed in all level of politics, surely, you have made your voice heard loud as kingmakers.

I also thank the constituency election committee and the electoral commissioner for ensuring a smooth and fair election devoid of unquenchable crisis.

I can’t leave my team out for their assiduous effort and matchless campaign across the length and breadth of our constituency for this victory, you rally behind me in difficult times, defied all odds and stood strong for this success, indeed I am highly touched for such immeasurable love shown to me and the party in general.

Moreover, I really appreciate the various contenders for such a strong contest, without their involvement, the beauty of democracy wouldn’t have been realized.

I plead on them to rally behind all the elected executives as their level of intelligence, hard work, dexterities and capabilities will be much needed to ensure unity in Atwima Nwabiagya South NPP fraternity.

We must seek the party interest by throwing all bitterness aside and forge together as a united front to champion one agenda that will increase the party’s vote to help us break the eight.

I therefore pledge to be a Chairman for all, a Chairman who will listen, and open his arm to all party folks, a Chairman who will not be autocratic but allow all opinions when it comes to decision making, a Chairman who will not be selfish but selfless, a Chairman who will relentlessly champion the party agenda first to make our great party strong and appetizing to attract even the opposition members.

Let’s all work together for the best interest of the party.

Thank you once again and may God bless us all.

✍🏾 Signed

Stephen Boateng
Constituency Chairman of NPP.
Atwima Nwabiagya South.

 

Thomas Awuah, Myvoicenews.com

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National: 2023 Budget: TUC to reject government’s salary projection of ₵44.9m

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Deputy-General-Secretary-of-the-Trades-Union-Congress-TUC-Joshua-Ansah

After several attempts to reach an agreement with government over an increment in their base pay, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) is expected to meet government on Wednesday to finalise a deal.

But before that meeting gets underway, the Trades Union Congress is warning that it will not accept government’s projections in the 2023 Budget.

The Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, reading the 2023 Budget in Parliament projected compensation of employees at GH¢44,990 million (5.6% of GDP).

Earlier, government also proposed a 12% salary increment during the last negotiation with Organised Labour but it was turned down.

 

Speaking on JoyNews’ PM Express on Tuesday, Deputy General Secretary of TUC, Joshua Ansah stated that they would not agree to the projected figure.

According to Mr Ansah, government must expect a fight if they turn up at the meeting with the same proposal.

JoyNews/AdomNews · TUC to reject government’s salary projection in 2023 Budget
“There is no way Organised Labour is also going to accept what has been put in the budget. Well, if the government has made up its mind that it is the way it thinks that he can actually force down the throat of workers, then we are in for a big fight, because there is no way government can pay anything below what we are expecting,” he said.

He noted that Organised Labour will not compromise on their demand for 60% increment in their base pay.

Meanwhile, the President of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Justice Yankson says government has created a problem by not reaching an agreement with the labour unions earlier.

JoyNews/AdomNews · Dr Yankson on organised labour and government’s negotiations
He believes the current mess could have been prevented.

“These are some of the problems that sometimes we create for ourselves. We had a whole period in which we could have sorted these things, we waited to the last end. Now we can see that we are on a collition course, it is clear,” he said.

Source: Myjoyonline

 

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Politics: Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory

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A Wenchi High Court has thrown out a petition against New Patriotic Party (NPP) legislator in the Techiman South 2020 election.

The petitioner was seeking the nullification of the poll which saw the NPP candidate, Martin Agyei Mensah Korsah, emerge victorious.

But at the hearing Wednesday, the court explained that the NDC 2020 Parliamentary candidate, Christopher Bayere, who was pursuing the matter, failed to prove the burden of petitioning.

The court was attended by some leaders of the NDC including General Secretary, Johnson Asiedu Nketia.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
He was sighted leaving the court premises a few minutes before the judgement.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate had contested the EC’s verdict which gave the NPP’s candidate victory with 49,682 votes representing 50.2 percent of the total valid votes cast, whilst the NDC’s candidate had 49,205 votes representing 49.8 percent of the total valid votes cast.

The NDC Parliamentary candidate insisted that the figures were not a true reflection of the election.

According to him, per the pink sheets of the NDC agents at each of the 267 polling stations, he garnered 50,306 votes in the Parliamentary election whilst the 1st Respondent polled 50,013 votes.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
Electoral Commission fined in 2021

In August 2021, the Electoral Commission of Ghana was fined GH¢4,000 by the court after the Court refused to grant the EC’s request for a stay of proceedings in the dispute on July 30, 2021.

Wenchi High Court throws out petition against NPP MP’s 2020 election victory
The EC’s application for a stay of proceedings was to enable it to file a motion to challenge the ruling of the Court at its previous sitting, when it granted the petitioner a motion to amend the title of the writ.

TCounsel for the EC, Emmanuel Addae said the stay of proceedings was to enable him to file supplementary statements in support of the application filed by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, Mr Christopher Beyere Baasongti.

However, reacting to the EC’s stay of proceedings, the Counsel for the petitioner, Justin Teriwajah argued that the motion was frivolous and unnecessarily geared towards delaying the adjudication of the case.

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Football: Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style

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It was the much-needed win for Ghanaians who were largely sitting on tenterhooks for the final quarter of the game.

And from the reactions, after the South Koreans netted a quickfire double between the 58th and 61st minutes, something had to definitely happen.

Kudus rose to the occasion, found himself at the end of a Gideon Mensah cross and curled the ball past the goalkeeper to restore Ghana’s lead and eventually sealed the game for Black Stars.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
The 68th-minute winner triggered a thunderous celebration across the country and on social media.

Despite late attempts from the Koreans, the game ended 3-2 with Ghana earning a vital win in Group H.

Asamoah Gyan’s run, Bagbin’s dance and Black Stars fans’ clean-up as fans celebrate S. Korea win in style
Alban Bagbin

The jubilation started right from Ghana’s legislative arm where the Speaker, Alban Bagbin was caught on camera dancing to one of the goals on the day from his office.

The ecstatic Speaker punched the air while clad in his Black Star jersey in the company of other officials of the House.

Asamoah Gyan runs

Former Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan was on punditry duty at SuperSports TV.

However, the ethics of being on a live set could not suppress his excitement when the deciding goal was scored.

Filled with elation, the former skipper run out of the set in jubilation shouting atop his voice.

His iconic goal celebration was his response when asked about his reaction to some moments of the game.

Fans in clean-up mode

Now, supporters of Japan’s national team have been earning praise in Qatar for their zeal toward cleanliness after each game.

This win seems to have presented Ghanaian fans with the opportunity to emulate this off-pitch tradition.

While many celebrated the win at full-time, other fans were seen moving boxes around to collect the waste left by their colleagues.

South Korea’s Son not in selfie mood

Another interesting sight came from an official from the Ghana dressing room posing for a selfie.

The subject Son Heung-min was almost in tears after his team lost at full-time.

Otto Addo’s side will now face Uruguay in their last game looking to secure qualification to the next stage of the competition.

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