The minority in Parliament has accused President Akufo-Addo of relying on “signs and wonders” in the management of the COVID-19pandemic.
Questions have been raised about the decision of President Akufo-Addo to lift the three week old partial lock down at a time when COVID-19cases were rising.
The President in response indicated that Science informed his decision.
The minority is however convinced the President relegated Science and took a terrible gamble with the lives of Ghanaian in deciding to lift the partial lock down.
The minority believes the President is struggling with the dilemma of choosing human lives ahead of his political ambitions and economic considerations.
“That decision has led to the situation where since the removal of the lockdown, confirmed cases have more than doubled and deaths have more than tripled. His quagmire: the economy/politics versus health,” the minority stated.
The minority says the decision to lift the lock down has led to the emergence of “hotspots” of COVID-19 in virtually all parts of Ghana
“President Akufo-Addo must take responsibility for this unfortunate turn of events,” the minority stated.
They called on the President to listen to the Ghana Medical Association’s call for a change in strategy.
“The Minority has duly taken note that following the President’s reversal of the partial lockdown and our worsening case count, the reputable Ghana Medical Association has publicly called for a different approach in containing and limiting the spread of COVID-19. We are in full support of this call. President Akufo-Addo should be led by sound epidemiological data and not political calculations,” they opined.
The Minority’s believes a “new policy approach based on Science” must be prioritized if the government is interested in preserving human lives, protecting Ghana’s health system and stay ahead of the disease.
“Ghana’s case count is now amongst the most infected countries in Africa. This has frightening prospects which demands an urgent change in strategy. As the science dictates, this cannot be the time for further easing of restrictions. We expect a more proactive policy response. We should be fighting the virus ahead of it and not from behind,” he stated.
Credit Mahama for Tema Motorway Interchange, it’s his Brainchild – Sammy Gyamfi to Nana Addo
The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has asked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to give credit to former President John Dramani Mahama for his investments in the road sector.
Sammy Gyamfi made the remark on the back of the commissioning of the Tema Motorway Interchange project by Akufo-Addo today, Friday, June 5, 2020.
Sammy Gyamfi, in a tweet, insisted that the Tema Motorway Interchange is the brainchild of John Mahama and must be credited as such.
“President Akufo-Addo must learn to give credit where credit is due. Enough of the plagiarisation of Mahama projects. The Tema Motorway Interchange remains the brainchild of the Visionary John Dramani Mahama,” he argued in the tweet.
While commissioning the project, President Akufo-Addo said former President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) claims of delivering unprecedented infrastructure never existed in reality but only in their Green Book.
“We made a pledge to the Ghanaian people to expand and improve the road network while closing the missing links in the network. We had to make this pledge because we know that the so-called unprecedented infrastructure development of the Mahama administration was fantasy; existing in the Green Book and not on the ground.”
Credit Mahama for new Tema motorway interchange – Agbodza
The Ranking Member on the Roads and Transport Committee of Parliament, Kwame Agbodza, had prior to the commissioning asked President Akufo-Addo to acknowledge former President John Mahama for the newly constructed Tema Motorway Interchange.
In an article, the Adaklu Member of Parliament described as shameful, the “posture the President is seeking to exhibit with plans to take credit for the Tema Interchange Project.”
According to Agbodza, the project in question was started by Mr. Mahama during his time in office.
“Sadly, President Akufo-Addo has consistently taken credit for strategic projects initiated by his predecessors and like the proverbial ostrich, turn round to accuse his ‘benefactor’ of incompetence, and simply plunging Ghana into an abyss. I cite the Pokuase, Obetsebi Lamptey Interchanges, Kotoka Terminal 3, and Phase II of the Kumasi Airport expansion project as examples,” the article read.
NPP acclaims Akufo-Addo for 2020 election
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) has acclaimed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as its presidential candidate for 2020 elections.
NPP made this known in a statement issued by its General Secretary, John Boadu.
It says “the Party has also resolved to acclaim the sole candidate who had filed his nomination to contest in the Presidential Primaries, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the Party’s 2020 Presidential Candidate.” Primaries
Also, the party announced that it has scheduled June 20, 2020, to hold its parliamentary primaries in the 168 Constituencies where the Party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 General Elections.
“These critical decisions were taken by the party at a National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Council meetings jointly held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at the Alisa Hotel in Accra,” it indicated.
“The date for the acclamation of the Presidential Candidate and his Running Mate will soon be communicated to the general public. Equally, the Party will soon issue guidelines for the conduct of the Parliamentary Primaries,” it added.
Source: Daily Guide Network
Comparing Akufo-Addo to Mahama is like comparing Togo to USA – Sammy Gyamfi
The National Communication Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has taken a swipe at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo saying there is no way the ruling government can be compared to the previous administration led by former President John Dramani Mahama.
Sammy Gyamfi speaking in an interview on Neat FM’s ‘Me Man Nti’ programme, Monday said: “Comparing Akufo-Addo to Mahama is like comparing Togo to the United States of America”.
According to him, “if you look at the achievements of former President Mahama between 2012 and 2016, it cannot be compared to that of President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia.
Even though the former President may not have been perfect, Sammy Gyamfi says he can be likened to New York while Akufo-Addo to Togo.
“When you talk of roads, schools, hospitals, and many others; I’m not sure this government comes anywhere near to John Mahama and I know Ghanaians have missed him and inasmuch as he is not perfect and somethings may not have been done well; overall Ghanaians will agree that if President Mahama is New York, Akufo-Addo and Bawumia is Togo”.
Source: Peace FM
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