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Some Electoral Commissioners hate NDC too much to be neutral – Pratt fears for 2020 elections

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Managing Editor of the Daily Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jr., has questioned the neutrality of the Electoral Commission (EC) less than a year to the 2020 polls.

According to the veteran journalist, the credibility of the EC is tainted by disparaging comments made by certain officials against the opposition National Democratic Congress.

His comments come in the wake of a proposal by the EC to adopt a new voter roll.

This, Mr. Pratt, said is a sign of the EC caving into the New Patriotic Party’s long-held agenda for a new register.

The NPP since 2014, while it was in opposition, has been pushing for a new register.

At a forum organised by the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for Good Governance in Accra on Thursday, to relay reasons to shelf plans of a new voter roll, Mr. Pratt said: “We have an Electoral Commission whose members are publicly and openly showing their hatred for political parties and contestants in the next election. You had a Deputy Commissioner actually make the point that the NDC cannot be trusted and that the NDC wants to subvert the current democratic order and to plunge this country into chaos”.

He continued: “If you actually believe that one of the parties likely to contest the 2020 elections is a virus; that one of the parties has an agenda to destroy Ghana why won’t you do everything and anything possible to prevent that party from winning elections?”.

Dr. Eric Asare Bossman, Deputy Chairman of the EC has said in April 2019, that: “if there is anyone who is becoming a threat or a potential threat to the democracy we are practicing in our country, then I will rather say that it is the posture of the NDC”.

Mr Pratt has proposed that the statement needs to be probed considering recent developments regarding activities of the EC.

“We have a situation where we cannot vouch for the independence of some of the Commissioners,” he lamented.

Earlier in the same presentation, Mr. Pratt asserted that the country will not accept the 2020 polls if it is conducted in a biased manner.

“Whatever we do, the 2020 elections is an important phase in our struggle. If that election is conducted freely and fairly, we must accept whoever is declared the winner but if that election is conducted in the ‘conie-conie’ way we are beginning to see, we’ll not accept the result.

“Comrades and friends, this is not rabble-rousing, this is upholding the Constitution because the Constitution enjoins all of us to make sure that nobody employs any hanky-panky way in assuming power in this country, that’s a constitutional injunction,” he emphasized.

Source: theghanareport.com

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Let’s support community development- Mr.Felix Akonta Akakpo

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A philanthropist and a native of Wute , Mr Felix Akonta Akakpo has called on all citizens both home and abroad to always support the development of their communities. This he said when done by indigenes would take away the burden on government.

At a function to commission a Maternal and Child Health Unit of the Lente Wute Health Centre, Mr Akonta who solely funded the project said he came to an annual festival when he made the promise to build the facility since access to health care was a major problem.

Mr Joseph Degley, the Municipal Health Director – Ketu South in his speech noted that the community has been calling on his office to upgrade the facility from a CHIP compound to a clinic in the community. He also gave assurance that two nurses would be posted soon to join the current one to aid work.

Representing the Volta Regional Health Directorate is Mr. Robert Adatsi who in his speech expressed his gratitude to Mr Felix for helping the government. He commended him for his selflessness and kindness. Touching on the request by the community to upgrade the facility he said ” a lot of things are considered before upgrading a Chip compound to polyclinic. There are other logistics considered”.

He therefore advised members of the community to patronise the facility as further deliberations are held.

As part of supporting the project, the Municipal Chief Executive for Ketu South, Hon. Elliot Agbenorwu has donated 3 hospital beds , 2 boxes of street lights and 2 boxes of bulbs.

Lente- Wute community in Aflao is having the most vibrant Men and Mother Support group in the municipality.

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Kojo Antwi Arrested For Killing His Two Year Old Step Daughter

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Twenty-seven-year-old Kojo Antwi also known as Ebenezer Antwi has been arrested by Assin Awisem Police for assaulting and killing his two-year-old stepdaughter, Victoria Twumasi.

According to sources, the girl eased on herself during a Health Insurance Registration Exercise in Assin Awisem.

This provoked Kojo Antwi to assault her by hitting her on the ground, fracturing her leg.

He then took the girl away into a bush and killed her and run into hiding, her mother, Alice Gbeve, told journalist.

Speaking with journalist, Assemblymember for Assin Awisem Obrayeko Electoral area Ayuba Andoh said police intelligence led to the arrest of the suspect after he had run to a nearby town to seek refuge.

The suspect, Kojo Antwi, confessed that he has killed the stepdaughter by giving her a weedicide (gramoxone) and buried the body under a cocoa tree.

Police conducted a search and found the body of the girl under a tree and was subsequently deposited at the Twifo Praso Government Hospital for preservation and autopsy.

Central Regional Deputy Police PRO Sgt Isaac Evans Ettie confirmed the incident to the media.

Source: 3news.com

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Prophet Kofi Oduro is senseless and spiritually blind – Rev Owusu Bempah

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Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah has angrily responded to Prophet Kofi Oduro for coming at him and others over the failed Donald Trump prophesy.

Yesterday, the founder and overseer of Alabaster International Ministry Prophet Kofi Oduro landed heavily on Rev. Owusu Bempah and Prophet Badu Kobi over their failed US election prophecies.

Prophet Oduro in a video while addressing the issue established that these men of God have deviated from the main purpose of God regarding divination. He added that these men of God follow trends.

Seemingly perturbed by Owusu Bempah, other’s repletion in making vain prophecies condemned vehemently because he believes bringing the name of God and the church into disgrace.

Rev Owusu Bempah in fury reacting described Prophet Kofi Oduro as foolish and a blind preacher for commenting and coming at him against the prophesy he made about US elections.

In an interview on Kingdom Radio, the leader and founder of Glorious Word and Power Ministry disclosed that Kofi Oduro is jealous of him. Again, Owusu Bempah affirmed that he never said Trump will win the elections.

 

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