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Why I Refused To Be Appointed Deputy Interior Minister By Kufuor – Kennedy Agyapong

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New Patriotic Party flagbearer hopeful, Kennedy Agyapong has shared a story of how he refused an opportunity to be a deputy minister during the administration of President John Agyekum Kuffour.

According to Kennedy Agyapong, President Kufuor offered him the chance to be a deputy minister for interior but he passed the opportunity on to his boss in politics.

President Kufuor called me that he wants to make me a deputy minister for interior. I said thank you, I don’t want a position but my boss who brought me into the party is lawyer Kwadwo Afram Asiedu so he should be given the post. And he (President Kufuor) said Kwadwo with everything he has done for the party, is bigger than the position so I should go and discuss with him if he will accept it,” he said.

Kennedy Agyapong who was speaking on Net2 TV’s National Agenda programme said one of the reasons that compelled him to pass on the position was his frosty relationship with the police administration at the time.

He however expressed gratitude to President Kufuor for what he described as an honour he gave to his boss in politics.

“So I came and informed my boss that President Kufuor wants to make me a deputy minister for interior but even at that time, I had had a dispute with my brother Ben Ephson and the police, so I said I didn’t want it. I went and informed my boss, so he became a deputy minister of interior and subsequently became the eastern regional minister. I am grateful to President Kufuor for the honour he gave my boss who brought me into the NPP,” the Assin Central MP said.

Kennedy Agyapong during the discussion on Net2 TV responded to Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, who in a recent interview with Joynews, questioned his competence and devotion as a prospective flagbearer of the NPP.

According to Kennedy Agyapong who is regarded as a financier of the NPP, he has a track record assisting the party in various moments of financial need.

This is corroborated by the former Deputy General Secretary of the NPP, Nana Obiri Boahen.

Obiri Boahen in an interview with Wontumi radio while calling out Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe said “I said what! What is Nyaho Tamakloe trying to say? In 2016 alone, Kennedy Agypong and Kutin bought almost a hundred pickups. He paid a debt of $3 million for the NPP and that was even in the 90s,” Obiri Boahen said.

“Tell me which of the 275 constituencies in Ghana have not felt the impact of Kennedy Agyapong? I am with Bawumia, I am campaigning for Bawumia but it doesn’t mean I should sit aloof if someone says something about Bawumia’s competitor and I have details about it,” he added.

Source:ghanafeed.com

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Ya Naa tells Bawumia to treat Mahama like his elder brother

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"It's a critical opportunity for us to demonstrate our maturity, competence, honesty, and commitment to Ghana's progress," Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II said, adding, "You are my son, Dr. Bawumia, and your competitor, John Mahama, is also my son." You're both completely devoted to this election." The Overlord further emphasised that Dr. Bawumia and Mr. Mahama should see each other as siblings rather than adversaries. "He is not your enemy or rival, but your elder brother," Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II said. "We have already won the elections as Northerners." Whoever wins this trophy will return home."

The Overlord of the Dagbon Traditional Area, Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II, has asked the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer and Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to run a clean and respectful campaign ahead of the 2024 general elections.

During a courtesy call with Dr Bawumia, Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II emphasised the necessity of sustaining national unity and peace, whatever of party allegiance.

He reminded Dr Bawumia that his opponent, former President John Dramani Mahama, is also a Dagboni son with similar goals for the country’s growth.

“It’s a critical opportunity for us to demonstrate our maturity, competence, honesty, and commitment to Ghana’s progress,” Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II said, adding, “You are my son, Dr. Bawumia, and your competitor, John Mahama, is also my son.” You’re both completely devoted to this election.”

The Overlord further emphasised that Dr Bawumia and Mr Mahama should see each other as siblings rather than adversaries.

“He is not your enemy or rival, but your elder brother,” Ya Naa Abubakari Mahama II said. “We have already won the elections as Northerners.” Whoever wins this trophy will return home.”

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The economy is a disaster because Bawumia is ignorant – Sam George

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He suggested the '24hr Economy' concept when he met with leaders from the country's mother workers union on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, as part of his outreach to key stakeholders in his attempt to reclaim power.

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is clueless about handling the economy, according to Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament Samuel Nartey George.

Unlike Dr. Bawumia, Sam Goege stated that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, Former President John Dramani Mahama, is focused on how the economy would be managed.

“We have been inundated with questions of policy and policy initiatives.  John Dramani Mahama has been outlining flagship policy initiatives over the past weeks in public engagements.

“The other one, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has only one message – John Mahama! He is so pathetic and clueless in his engagements so far it explains to us all the reasons our economy under his leadership is in shambles. Bawumia is empty and spent.

“John Mahama has a clear vision and plan to #BuildTheGhanaWeWant. PS: I am open to a factual debate on the policies outlined so far. I’m uninterested in party bots seeking to earn their daily stipend,” he tweeted while reacting to the comment by Vice President Dr Bawumia to the effect that former President Mahama does not understand what it means to have a 24-hour economy.

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According to Dr. Bawumia, hospitals, the Electricity Company of Ghana, the Ghana Water Company, petrol stations, and numerous chop bars are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

He urged Ghanaians to oppose Mr Mahama’s proposal.

Addressing a throng in Nalerigu on Monday, November 20 as part of his ‘Thank you’ trip after being chosen NPP flagbearer on November 4, Dr Bawumia remarked, “John Mahama says he has a new idea.” What is the concept? He claims to desire a 24-hour economy. He’s not even aware of the policy.

Today, our hospitals operate 24 hours a day, our power company operates 24 hours a day, our water company operates 24 hours a day, our gasoline stations operate 24 hours a day, and many chop bars operate 24 hours a day. Because of digitization, you may now transmit and receive money 24 hours a day, seven days a week… As a result, he doesn’t grasp his own policies. It makes no sense.

“So I want you to vote for me in 2024 because I will bring a new vision, I will bring a new policy. Mahama is the past, and Dr Bawumia is the future. If John Mahama was there, we would say we have a dumsor economy, you can’t have a 24-hour economy in dumsor. So, you want to vote for Dr Bawumia in 2024, we will take the country to new heights,” Dr Bawumia stated.

Mr Mahama stated that the 24-hour economy will provide work for all Ghanaians.

“The 24-hour economy I proposed is for jobs and more jobs,” the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) stressed.

He suggested the ’24hr Economy’ concept when he met with leaders from the country’s mother workers union on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, as part of his outreach to key stakeholders in his attempt to reclaim power.

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Mahama urges government to pay allowances owed nursing trainees

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“Let the allowance come. Wherever you are, Krobo Nursing Trainees are begging you to let their allowance come,” John Mahama appealed.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, wants the government to settle all arrears due to nursing trainees across the country as soon as possible.

According to John Mahama, such delays generate unneeded hardship for pupils.

Mr Mahama says the government must honour its pledge to pay nursing trainee allowances to students at the Krobo Nursing Training School in the Bono Region as part of his trip.

“Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia have stated that they will pay the allowances.” I ask you, Nana Addo and Bawumia, if you can hear me, we here at Krobo Nursing Training School, claim you haven’t paid their allowances for two years now.”

“Let the allowance come. Wherever you are, Krobo Nursing Trainees are begging you to let their allowance come,” John Mahama appealed.

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