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Review Omane Boamah’s appointment – NDC supporter petitions party

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Your input and counsel as a recognised council of elders inside the NDC are crucial in setting the party's future and guaranteeing its continuing success. As a result, I respectfully suggest that you reconsider Dr. Omane Boamah's nomination on the following grounds: 1. Inadequate Knowledge: Election management and information technology are essential components of modern political campaigning. While Dr. Omane Boamah's medical experience is impressive, it does not appear to be compatible with the complicated technicalities of information and communication technologies, as well as the intricacies of electoral procedures." On August 24, the NDC announced the hiring of Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, former Minister of Communications, as its Director of Elections and IT ahead of the important 2024 elections.

Delanyo Agbe, a worried National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporter and social activist, has expressed worry regarding the selection of Dr Omane Boamah as Director of Election and ICT.

Agbe contended in a petition letter to the party’s leadership that Dr. Omane Boamah lacked the skills required to carry out his duties successfully.

He emphasised three critical factors that Dr Omane Boamah lacks in carrying out his duties in order for the party to win the 2024 elections.

“I would like to draw your attention to the recent appointment of Dr. Edward Omane Boamah as the NDC’s Director of Election and ICT. While I acknowledge the party’s intent to diversify leadership, it is my belief that this particular appointment requires careful review due to concerns regarding Dr Omane Boamah’s competence in the areas crucial to this role.

Your input and counsel as a recognised council of elders inside the NDC are crucial in setting the party’s future and guaranteeing its continuing success. As a result, I respectfully suggest that you reconsider Dr. Omane Boamah’s nomination on the following grounds:

Inadequate Knowledge: Election management and information technology are essential components of modern political campaigning. While Dr. Omane Boamah’s medical experience is impressive, it does not appear to be compatible with the complicated technicalities of information and communication technologies, as well as the intricacies of electoral procedures.”

    On August 24, the NDC announced the hiring of Dr. Edward Omane Boamah, former Minister of Communications, as its Director of Elections and IT ahead of the important 2024 elections.

    The press release also included a list of the party’s other new appointments announced ahead of the important 2024 general elections.

    Read the full petition by Delanyo Agbe

    Petition for Review of Dr. Omane Boamah’s Appointment as NDC Director of Election and ICT

    Dear Council of Elders

    I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing to you as a concerned NDC supporter and social activist, deeply invested in the progress and success of our party. It is with sincere respect for the principles and ideals of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that I humbly submit this petition for your consideration.

    I would like to draw your attention to the recent appointment of Dr. Edward Omane Boamah as the NDC’s Director of Election and ICT. While I acknowledge the party’s intent to diversify leadership, it is my belief that this particular appointment requires careful review due to concerns regarding Dr. Omane Boamah’s competence in the areas crucial to this role.

    As a respected council of elders within the NDC, your insight and guidance are invaluable in shaping the party’s direction and ensuring its continued success. Therefore, I kindly request that you review Dr. Omane Boamah’s appointment based on the following grounds:

    1. Lack of Expertise: Election management and ICT are critical components of modern political campaigning. Dr. Omane Boamah’s medical background, while noteworthy, does not seem to align with the intricate technicalities of information and communication technology and the complexities of electoral processes.

    2. Risk to Party Credibility: Elections are a fundamental pillar of democracy, and the credibility of the process is paramount. Appointing an individual without substantial experience in the field could undermine the party’s credibility and tarnish its reputation if any issues arise during the election process.

    3. Need for Specialized Knowledge: In a rapidly advancing technological landscape, the role of Director of Election and ICT requires specialized knowledge to safeguard against potential threats such as hacking attempts, voter data breaches, and ensuring secure and transparent elections.

    4. Youth Engagement: As an NDC social activist, I am acutely aware of the growing influence of the youth in shaping the political discourse. The younger generation places significant importance on digital competence, and the party’s ability to resonate with them might be impacted by perceived inadequacy in this area.

    I understand that decisions of this nature are multifaceted and often require a delicate balance between various considerations. I am not challenging the wisdom behind diversifying our leadership but rather urging that we ensure the right people are placed in roles that align with their strengths and competencies.

    I implore you to consider this petition seriously and to engage in an open dialogue regarding the concerns raised. The NDC’s future success hinges on our ability to adapt, evolve, and address shortcomings effectively.

    Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. I remain committed to the NDC’s cause and look forward to the party’s continued growth and success.

    Sincerely,

    Delanyo Agbe
    agbejones@gmail.com
    0248481758

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    Prison sentence begins immediately Sedina Tamakloe arrives in Ghana

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    Regarding the potential of her serving her jail sentence overseas owing to Ghana's terrible prison circumstances, the NPP member stated, "That is a point, but you cannot expect us to upgrade our prison conditions to the point where they have one person to a room with a TV set." Madam Tamakloe received a ten-year jail term for causing the state a financial loss of GHC90 million. Daniel Axim, the organization's former Operations Manager and collaborator, received a five-year prison sentence as well.

    Kingsley Amoako-Boadu, a private legal practitioner, has stated that former Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Centre (MASLOC) Sedina Tamakloe’s jail sentence will take effect as soon as she lands in Ghana.

    He added that because she is not available within Ghana’s jurisdiction, the punishment can only begin once she comes.

    “The jail term begins when she arrives in Ghana,” he explained on Key Points in April 2024.

    Regarding the potential of her serving her jail sentence overseas owing to Ghana’s terrible prison circumstances, the NPP member stated, “That is a point, but you cannot expect us to upgrade our prison conditions to the point where they have one person to a room with a TV set.”

    Madam Tamakloe received a ten-year jail term for causing the state a financial loss of GHC90 million. Daniel Axim, the organization’s former Operations Manager and collaborator, received a five-year prison sentence as well.

    Madam Tamakloe was jailed in absentia while seeking court authorization to go to the United States for medical treatment.

    Following the judgement, Deputy Attorney-General Alfred Tua-Yeboah stated that the state has begun proceedings to extradite the former MASLOC chief to Ghana to complete his sentence.

    “We’ve started the processes and with this judgement, that is going to speed up the process. In Ghana we have various clauses, you can choose to just stay, but so far we have laws regulating how you can be extradited from one country to Ghana if there is a judgment like this one. Rest assured, she would be brought down and face justice,” he explained.

    It would be recalled that speaking on the jailing of Sedina Tamakloe who was tried in absentia, on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Tuesday, April 16 Kpebu said “The main change we may face is prison conditions. INTERPOL will do their bit so that they will spread it all over the world, all the police agencies of all the countries in the world asking for her to be extradited to Ghana. But one of the key things we will be facing is the prison conditions in Ghana because I am aware in the past certain countries have refused to extradite persons to Ghana because of our very inhuman prison conditions, so that is the biggest challenge we will have when it comes to extradition, but a lot of countries do extradite persons back to Ghana.”

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    La Dadekotopon: Akufo-Addo’s driver files to enter the NPP parliamentary primary

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    Solomon Kotey Niikio, the area's MCE, has also filed a candidature to run. Joseph Addo, President Akufo-Addo's driver for more than 20 years, claims to have contributed to the constituency's progress. "I have helped the youth in this area get jobs and employment in government agencies"

    President Akufo-Addo’s personal driver has registered a nomination for the La Dedekotopon NPP Parliamentary primary on April 27, 2024.

    Joseph Addo, who was vetted and certified by the party’s Greater Accra Elections Committee, claims he would win the seat back for the NPP.

    “I was born and bred here in La, I have lived all my life here so I am not new in this constituency.”

    The National Executive Committee of the NPP approved a primary in the constituency after the elected Parliamentary Candidate, Dr Gerald Joseph Tetteh, resigned for personal reasons.

    Solomon Kotey Niikio, the area’s MCE, has also filed a candidature to run.

    Joseph Addo, President Akufo-Addo’s driver for more than 20 years, claims to have contributed to the constituency’s progress.

    “I have helped the youth in this area get jobs and employment in government agencies”

    He goes on to say that, “Recently when the party needed an office space after the destruction of the old office, I personally worked to get a new office for the party” .

    Joseph Addo feels confident in winning the primary on April 27th and the general election on December 7th.

    Rita Naa Odoley Sowah of the NDC won the La Dedekotopon seat in the 2020 election, defeating the NPP.

    The NPP hopes to reclaim the seat in the December elections.

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    We will pursue everyone who has misused state monies – Mahama

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    Speaking on Tuesday, April 16, as part of his "Building the Ghana We Want" trip in the North East Region, he emphasised the necessity of accountability and openness in governance, stating that anybody found guilty of misappropriating monies will face repercussions. The previous president promised to empower investigative and anti-corruption authorities to function properly throughout his term. He hopes to eliminate corruption and maintain Ghana's rule of law by enabling these authorities to carry out their tasks without interference. Mr Mahama encouraged Ghana's young to be positive and asked them to vote for the NDC in the 2024 elections, promising a brighter future under his leadership.

    The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has issued a strong warning to existing government appointees implicated in the misuse of public monies.

    He stated unequivocally that anyone guilty of such activities would be held accountable for the harm done to the nation if elected in future elections.

    Mr. Mahama emphasised that his objective is not to conduct a witch hunt, but rather to guarantee that state resources are used for their proper purposes, therefore benefiting the Ghanaian people.

    Speaking on Tuesday, April 16, as part of his “Building the Ghana We Want” trip in the North East Region, he emphasised the necessity of accountability and openness in governance, stating that anybody found guilty of misappropriating monies will face repercussions.

    The previous president promised to empower investigative and anti-corruption authorities to function properly throughout his term. He hopes to eliminate corruption and maintain Ghana’s rule of law by enabling these authorities to carry out their tasks without interference.

    Mr Mahama encouraged Ghana’s young to be positive and asked them to vote for the NDC in the 2024 elections, promising a brighter future under his leadership.

    He stressed the need for joint work in creating a wealthy and fair society, underlining the role of youth in moulding the country’s future.

    “I can assure them that the people of Ghana will hold them accountable for their actions.” We are not intending to witch-hunt anyone, but if you have harmed the people of Ghana and misused their money, you must account for it. So investigative and corruption institutions will operate, and the young of our nation must acknowledge the harm done to them,” he stated.

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