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NPP Youth in Amenfi East blast NDC MP for claiming ownership of AstroTurf Project in Wassa Akropong





Below is the press statement copied by the NPP communication officer for Amenfi East, Mr Samuel Amuah.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) communication team in the Amenfi East in Western Region has taken notice of some Facebook and WhatsApp posts by some NDC activists in the Amenfi East embarking on a shameful and dead on arrival attempt to take credit for the ongoing Astro turf project at Wassa Akropong for the NDC MP for the Amenfi East Hon. Nicholas Amankwa..

Ordinarily we would have treated this as one of those propaganda messages which the NDC are known best for and therefore let it pass, however, looking at the nature of our politics especially in Amenfi East, there is the need to set the record straight just so a section of the public does not absorb it as the truth so far as this project is concerned


1) The commencement of this project was in fulfillment of a campaign promise former MP, Hon Kwame Bogyarko Saime made to the youth of Wassa Akropong in the 2016 campaigns as the NPP’s candidate and a guest of honor during a football gala competition at Wassa Akropong Town Park.

The said ongoing AstroTurf project is being undertaken and fully funded by the NPP government through the Coastal Development Authority ( CODA ) which sod cutting ceremony took place early 2020, and attended by then NPP MP for Amenfi East Hon. Patrick Kwame Bogyarko Saime who
lobbied for and partly sponsored the project Tetrete Okuamoah Sekyim 11, Omanhene of Wassa Amenfi Traditional Area who is also a board member of CODA, CEO of CODA Mr Jerry Ahmed Shaib, the clergy, constituency executives of all major political parties in the Amenfi East including the NDC and all well meaning residents of Wassa Akropong.

2) the said project suffered some delay in execution due to the numerous deadlines in the execution of similar projects in places like Tarkwa, however the contractor is currently on site to finish the project with all the needed materials having been brought to site some months back.

3) the project therefore has no link whatsoever with the NDC MP Hon. Nicholas Amankwa and that, the last time we checked, the Hon. MP owns no shares in CODA. This cheap, deceptive and populist approach to politics he is embarking as an MP affects not aliens but the good people Wassa Amenfi East.

We will like to remind the NDC activists to channel their energies to remind the Hon. MP to lobby for new projects for the Amenfi East, for as they preached throughout the election 2020 campaign, ” mpuntuo nti na ye to aba” and refrain from trying so hard to reap from where they haven’t sown…

We will like to remind him that his constituents are waiting to see him perform some magic with regards to the Wassa Asundua Ankobra bridge, 10 kilometers of Asphalt every year and also fulfil his numerous time bound promises he made to his constituents… Almost 8 months down the line and we are yet to witness anything like development..( 20 bags of cement for Wassa Tamakloe self help project and metal pillers for Moseaso school in 8 months in office is nothing but a total disappointment from the “magical man”)

We will like to ask that his voice be heard for the first time in Parliament in 8 months since he was sworn in as MP ( at least saying hello)

We will again like to remind him that whatever an NPP MP in government can do , an NDC MP in opposition can equally do it, for it’s the reason the NDC increased the numbers from 106 to 137 seats in the 2020 election…he cannot disappoint

Again we will like to remind him that, the Amenfi East he knows very well won’t take any excuse for mediocrity because we are realising that his “six months magic mantra is gradually turning into one week, one funeral…”mpuntuo nti na ye to aba” he should remember…

Finally we will like to remind our friends in the NDC- Amenfi East that the elections are over, therefore they should put their propaganda machines to sleep and let’s us focus on delevepoment… The NPP government is currently undertaking a lot of road construction, rural telephony projects, medical supplies through drone technology, Astro turf etc in the Amenfi East so we expect the NDC MP to focus on his core mandate of law making and lobbying for new projects for Amenfi East rather than invest in cheap propaganda on social media….

Eyes are watching….

  • Source: Samuel Amuah
    Comm. Officer- NPP. Amenfi East


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





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




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.

Source: Myjoyonline


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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




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.

Source: Myjoyonline


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