web analytics
Connect with us

NEWS

NDC to revive defunct industries in Central Region – Mahama

Published

on

Former President John Mahama has given the assurance that his next government would revamp all the inoperative state and strategic key industries to spearhead its national industrialization drive.

According to him, it is regrettable that many giant companies that made Ghana an international producer and exporter of many consumables, had become a pale shadow of themselves in terms of business and commerce.

Speaking to the Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaa Traditional Area, the flagbearer of the NDC mentioned Asebu Fruits Processing factory and Ameen Sangari as two of such factories in the Central Region.

The company which was owned by a Lebanese was into the manufacturing of soaps, detergents, polish, perfumes, palm oil, and the processing of teak into electric poles.

John Mahama stated that to revamp such national assets that had supported lives for over 100 years, a $10 billion accelerated infrastructural plan, dubbed: the Big Push, will drive jobs and entrepreneurial agenda when the NDC is elected in December 2020.

The former President promised to initiate a number of projects that would provide jobs and attract Ghanaians living abroad to return to offer their support for the betterment of the country.

He said the economy of Ghana was largely import-led, thus, the country had become a large warehouse of imported consumer goods.

He stated that the NDC government will vigorously set up agro-processing zones to reverse the trend.

The over-reliance on imports of basic commodities that could have otherwise been produced here in Ghana is a reflection of the country’s weak local currency, the cedi.

Meanwhile, Osabarima Kwesi Atta II, Omanhen of Oguaaman Traditional Area asked the NDC to be realistic with their promises adding that they must be sincere and have the people at heart.

He asked Mr. Mahama to be prayerful and urged his supporters to guard against statements that would inflame passion and derail the peace of the nation.

He, however, thanked Mr Mahama for providing jobs for some of the youth who were hitherto galavanting on the streets hopelessly.

 

Advertisement PopCash.net

NEWS

4 Kids burnt to death as fire guts 4-bedroom house in Amasaman (PHOTOS)

Published

on

Four children were burnt to death as fire gut a four-bedroom house in Amasaman Fise in the Ga Central District of the Greater Accra Region.

The four kids were sleeping in a room in the four-bedroom house when the incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

According to an eye witness, the mother of the kids had locked them up and left for church when the incident occurred.

 

Continue Reading

NEWS

NDC kicks against firm to print ballot papers

Published

on

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised concerns over the printing of ballot papers by state-owned Ghana Publishing Company.

The NDC believes there is a likelihood of conflict of interest as it says the Chief Executive Officer of Company, David Asante of Let My Vote Count Alliance (LMVCA) fame, has a soft spot for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking on Akoma FM‘s morning show GhanAkoma, a Deputy General Secretary for NDC, Peter Boamah Otokunor, told host Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin that “we the NDC have issues on the reason Ghana Publishing Company wins the bid to print ballot papers for the Electoral Commission because the CEO for the same firm printing ballot papers for the 2020 elections is a staunch NPP member”.

He, further, stated that “on this premise, there is the tendency that transparency and neutrality might be questionable and could dent the credibility of the election verdict”.

During the panel discussion on the show, a former Municipal Chief Executive for Obuasi, Kwasi Ofori Agyemang, also described the situation as uncomfortable for the NDC.

“I will urge the NDC to deploy hard and vigilant party members to police the printing of the ballot papers to ensure zero double crossing which may whet people’s appetite to rig the elections.”

Continue Reading

NEWS

NDC youth curse Ken Agyapong Over False Accusations Against Ato Forson – VIDEO

Published

on

Some angry members of the opposition NDC in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam Constituency in the Central Region have invoked curses on the MP for Assin Central, Ken Agyapon for accusing their MP, Ato Forson of being behind the plot to kill the MP for Agona West Constituency Cynthia Morrison.

According to the angry Youth, Hon. Ken Agyapon sat on his NET2 TV station and alleged that Hon. Ato Forson contracted the alleged suspects to assassinate Mrs Morrison who’s also the Minister of Gender, Children and Social protection when in fact Hon. Ato Forson is innocent of the crime.

To demonstrate their displeasure over the false allegation against their MP, the group led by Nana Kweku Dadze, beseeched the dreaded river god of the town to deal ruthlessly with Ken Agyapong.

Powerful deity of our land we beseech you today in the name of our MP Hon. Ato Forson. Some persons including Hon. Ken Agyapong has resorted to every means possible including making false allegations to destroy our MP and cause him to lose his seat. We summon Hon. Ken Agyapong to you (deity) deal with him mercilessly. Whenever he plots with others to come to Ajumako Enyan Essiam to cause mayhem in order for Hon. Ato Forson to be defeated may they never reach this town when they board a vehicle. Whenever he speaks evil of Ato Forson may he suffer paralysis and be numbed. We are not saying this only by way of mouth. We present to you(deity) our fowl and goat as a token for you to act on our plea to you. We ask you(deity) to summon and ask him why he’s doing this to Hon. Ato Forson.”

Hon. Ken Ohene Agyapong speaking on the alleged plot to kill Hon. Cynthia Morrison on ‘The Seat Show on Net 2 TV last Monday claimed the suspects told the police during interrogations that they were contracted by Ato Forson to perpetuate the thwarted crime.

He alleged that Paul Ofori Amoah, the Agona West Parliamentary Candidate of the NDC, only signed the cheques which were found in the hotel room of the suspects but every step of the alleged operation was orchestrated by the MP for Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam.

“…The boys mentioned Cassiel Ato Forson’s name to the police, why is it that the police would not like to speak the truth? Ato Forson gave the boys to the parliamentary candidate Paul Ofori Amoah. Truly speaking, the parliamentary candidate is very calm but Ato Forson did that. He should come out and challenge me.”

Agyapong, who is the MP for Assin Central, had earlier stated that some ‘powerful individuals’ within the opposition NDC had contracted the suspects who were to assassinate the gender minister.

The suspects were arrested by the police at a hotel within the Central Region where they were said to be plotting the thwarted murder.

 

Continue Reading

Let’s Get Social

Eye Witness Submit

Eyewitness? Send us your stories now via
WhatsApp : +233277301540 / 0246319949
Email : articles@modernnewsgh.com

Tweet with Us!

Trending