NPP WILL LOSE 2024 GENERAL ELECTIONS IF THEY PASS THE E-LEVY – Alban Bagbin

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has indicated the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) risks losing the next general elections should they proceed to pass the E-Levy.

According to him, the electronic tax is so unpopular that it is likely to cost the party in the 2024 general elections.

He said “as you go around convincing Ghanaians to vote for your party and you, others with big pockets are facilitating for your parties and when you win power, they get the positions, not you.

So they don’t have that culture, they don’t have that understanding and there is that missing link.”

They come to impose their ideas on you to put party interest first not Ghana first and we always vote ourselves out of power which my colleagues in NPP are doing so don’t be surprised if the next election you don’t win”.

“Yes it’s very clear if this your e-levy goes through you have lost the election,” he said emphatically.

“I can give you a copy of my closing remarks which when I was leaving I passed through my Usher to give to them. It was after 10 in the night and I had to go and take a rest because you delayed in sitting, I had to compel the house to sit after 2 and decided and said let’s discuss e-levy, you say no, vary the order of business, I kept on varying the order of business, we did about 6 important items, approving other loans until I had to hand over getting to 6: 30 to the first Deputy Speaker now they say I refuse to preside that is why some numbers were not in the house.”

The Speaker absorbed himself of any blame in relation to the brawl that ensued in Parliament on Monday over the e-levy.

He continued” I’m not a Chief whip of any political party, I’m not entitled to bring members to the house, that’s not my duty. I am to preside and apply the rules and I’ve applied them fairly, according to my understanding through literature, through experience”

 

I REGRET VOTING FOR NPP – Kumawood Actress, Matilda Asare

Popular Kumawood actress, Matilda Asare has shared one of her regrets in life in a latest post that has set tongues wagging on social media.

In a post he made on Facebook, Matilda Asare disclosed that she regrets endorsing and voting for the ruling New Patriotic Party.

You would recall that ahead of the 2016 general elections, Matilda Asare, Agya Koo and other Kumawood stars heavily campaigned for Nana Akufo Addo-led party which helped them in winning the elections and retained it in 2020.

However, she is not happy about the way things are going in the country and has conceded that it was a wrong action he took to vote for NPP.

She made this exclamation whilst reacting to a post on social media talking about the economic hardship the current government has brought in the ordinary Ghanaian.

Her post reads: “I regretted voting for the NPP”.

See screenshot of her post below;

 

Source:NKONKONSA.com

I WASN’T THINKING RIGHT; FORGIVE ME FOR SUPPORTING WONTUMI – Fmr NPP Chair

Mr. Akwasi Nti, the ex-Fomena constituency chairman in the Ashanti Region of the NPP has pleaded with the Members of Parliament (MPs) to forgive him because he was not thinking right before acting.

Mr. Akwasi who spoke to Angel FM in an interview vowed never to do anything to undermine his party again if ever another opportunity shows itself.

The remorseful politician recalled how he was actively involved in the Wontumi agenda which he thinks adversely affected the ruling party in the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.

‘’I pray for God’s forgiveness and also plead with all Members of Parliament in the Ashanti Region to forgive me. I didn’t think through most of my actions then, I’m sorry,” he claimed.

‘’Not even calls by renowned MPs and party leaders in the region and beyond could change my mind. I was firm with my decision. But what did I get in return? Insults and displays of ungratefulness. As I speak, I’ve made enemies for myself. I can confidently say that about 3 out of the 44 NPP MPs are on my side.’’

“I joined a team of over forty (40) constituency chairmen from the Ashanti region to meet the President at the Jubilee House on one of our usual visits. That team was led by myself, Odeneho Kwaku Appiah and Chairman Aikens of Bosomtwe constituency. To the dismay of the team, I didn’t even deliver the message for which we visited but rather pleaded with the president to call Asare Bediako to rescind his decision to contest the chairmanship position and to retain Wontumi.

“The one I campaigned and stood for has not only caused the party a great loss but has also disorganized the party front. This won’t repeat in the coming year’’ he said, shaking his head.

He later said he wants to compete for the position of the 2nd vice Regional Chairman position in the party’s primaries amend the mistakes he made earlier.

YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TELL SOMEBODY NOT TO VOTE FOR NDC BECAUSE NPP FAILED YOU – Bridget Otoo

Ghanaian media personality, Bridget Otoo has slammed those who while expressing their disappointment in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government will drag the opposition party, NDC into their agitation.

Bridget Otoo noted on her Twitter page that the fact that they are not happy about the governance of the incumbent party does not mean they should let another feel bad for NDC.

The former TV3 presenter’s outburst comes after the youth wing of the National Democratic Congress staged a demonstration demanding justice for the death of three young men who calling for good governance in the country.

According to her, people who voted for the NPP and feel disappointed in their leadership should express their frustrations without roping in NDC and she believes these comments do come from disappointed NPP voters who will never vote for the NDC but are quick to make others feel bad about the Umbrella party.

She tweeted;

‘You are disappointed in Npp cos you voted for NPP, you will never Vote NDC. But please, you have no right to also tell someone else how to feel about NDC. T 4 thanks’.

 

Source:NKONKONSA.com

ACTRESS BIBI BRIGHT GETS GOVERNMENT APPOINTMENT

Actress and movie producer, Bibi Bright’s vigorous campaign for Nana Akufo-Addo to become President, has finally paid off.

After campaigning for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2016 general election, outspoken actress Bibi Bright has been named among three persons to form administrators of the Creative Arts Council.

The actress has been appointed Secretary for the council, led by Mark Okreku Mantey, boss of Slip Music.

Hon. Catherine Afeku, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture announced at the launch of the council on Wednesday, March 1 that Bibi Bright, Mark Okraku-Mantey together with president Nana Addo’s daughter, Gyankroma Akufo-Addo form the Creative Arts Council.

The three-member team, according to the Minister, would select the rest of the Council’s members and also set up the right framework for the council.

I NEVER KNEW NANA ADDO WAS MY FAN- Shatta Wale

Shatta Wale 2Ghana’s dancehall king Shatta Wale has reacted after his smash hit song “Kakai” was played during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) manifesto launch in Accra over the weekend.

It’s an open secret that the NDC party is using Shatta Wale’s “Mahama Paper” as their campaign song and the shatta Wale fever has now spread into the largest opposition party.

Shatta Wale’s ‘Kakai’ song was played at the NPP’s Manifesto launch over the weekend at the forecourt of Trade Fair Centre in Accra on Sunday October 9, 2016 and according to Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, he is coming into power like Kakai.

Well, Shatta has reacted to the NPP using his song.

According to him, he had no idea Nana Akuffo Addo was his fan, and he went on to label this year’s election as Shattatics.

He tweeted:“I never knew Nana Akuffo was a great fan …U deh come like kakai ampa …This years politics is called shattatics”.shatta-wale-tweets-on-akufo-addoSource: NKONKONSA.com 

AMAKYE DEDE SPOTTED ON NPP CAMPAIGN PLATFORM

Amakye Dede and Nana AddoGhanaian Highlife living legend Abrantie Amakye Dede aka “Seeerious” has been spotted on a political platform.

The “Iron Boy” hit maker who has not really disclosed his political affiliation in previous elections have been spotted openly campaigning for opposition leader and NPP flag bearer  Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

As part of his “Arise for Change” tour  Amakye reportedly joined the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to address residents of Agogo, in the Asante Akim North constituency.

According sources when Amakye Dede mounted the stage he asked the people of Agogo where he hails from, to vote for NPP to put in place measures to ensure that the ‘Fulani menace’ in the area is curbed once and for all.Amakye Dede NPP combined

Source: NKONKONSA.com

ACTRESS SELASSIE IBRAHIM HITS GH¢3.6M GOVERNMENT DEAL

Selassie Ibrahim was spotted last at NDC rally in Ho with actor John Dumelo
Selassie Ibrahim was spotted last at NDC rally in Ho with actor John Dumelo

Details emerging from the scandalous GH¢3.6 million branding contract for 116 Metro Mass Transit (MMT) buses indicate that it (contract) was awarded to Selassie Ibrahim, an activist of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The detailed Pro-forma invoice of the controversial GH¢3.6 million branding contract is believed to have been submitted to Minister of Transport Dzifa Attivor by Smarttys Management and Productions, a company reportedly owned by the renowned actress, Selassie Ibrahim, wife of Ibrahim Adams.

The figure on the Pro-forma Invoice submitted by Smarttys Management and Productions represents the cost of the 116 branded MMT buses, which was presented to Members of Parliament (MPs) on the floor of Parliament recently.

Dated July 17, 2015, the invoice, believed to have been signed by the accounts officer of the company, according to media reports making the rounds yesterday, details how the grand total of the controversial amount was arrived at.

On the invoice sighted by Daily Guide, the material cost for spraying each of the buses in red, yellow and green colours was pegged at GH¢14,210.00.

Labour cost for spraying each of the buses was fixed at GH¢3000, cost of save coating at GH¢1,210.00, with labour cost for putting stickers on each of the 116 buses being GH¢2,000.00, among others. The total cost incurred on each of the buses was GH¢30,420.00.

Until the media intercepted the invoice, the government did not make public the document for some unknown reasons.

Outrageous Cost
Meanwhile, pressure is beginning to mount on the NDC government for an urgent audit to be conducted into what led to the use of poor taxpayers’ money to brand the buses at such an exorbitant cost.

A group championing the cause of accountable governance in Ghana and internationally, Critical Thinkers International, is leading the crusade for an audit into the actual cost of branding the buses as the Minority New Patriotic Party (NPP) strongly believes that the GH¢3.6 million quoted by government as being the cost of branding the buses was ‘bloated’ and unacceptable.

Critical Thinkers, in a statement released and jointly signed by its spokespersons, Kwadwo Akowuah Acheampong, Nana Kwadwo Akwaa, Kwabena Asemani Afari and Nana Kyei Baffour, called on the Auditor-General and the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament to institute an investigation into what made the country incur such a colossal cost on just the branding of the vehicles at a time the national economy is struggling to survive as a result of mismanagement and wanton corruption within public circles.

The branding of the new Chinese Huanghai buses for the MMT with portraits of John Mahama and past presidents of Ghana is one of many questionable projects of the NDC administration.

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, raised the issue on the floor of Parliament on Tuesday apparently accusing President Mahama of presiding over a corrupt regime.

Critical Thinkers International in its statement pointed out that it was unfortunate that such an amount could be expended on just the re-branding of 116 buses of MMT at a unit cost of GH¢31,457.28.

The group bemoaned, “It baffles our minds for any well-meaning Ghanaian of sound mind to make sense out of this. How can just re-branding of a bus cost us over GH¢31,000?

“We live in a lower middle income country which has been plunged into a neck-wrecking debt which is sinking our economy and our leaders find it sensible to re-brand buses at such nonsensical and astronomically quoted prices.”

Minister’s Defence
But the Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor, is reported to have stated that “branding 116 buses cost GH¢3.6m because artistic work is generally expensive,” subtly insulting the intelligence of Ghanaians.

Source: Daily Guide